You'll recognize a lot of faces in The Company Men. Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Craig T Nelson, and Kevin Costner, just to name a few. The sad part is you'll also recognize many of the characters in the people in your own life, even the unfortunate Bobby Walker, played by Ben Affleck.
Bobby Walker lives in an upscale Boston neighborhood and has everything most people ever want. A beautiful house, a luxury sports car, a wife, and a son. What he doesn't have, after he is introduced to corporate downsizing, is a job to pay for all those accommodations any longer.
The movie's pace is fast enough to keep it interesting, but to me it never gave the same sensation as Wall Street or Boiler Room. But that was not the idea, the idea was to show how things go from not only the perspective of the person laid off, but the corporation.
It's a good rental and most people should not feel they gave their money away in paying to watch it.