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In Good Company (2004)



Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 165
Fresh: 138 | Rotten: 27

The witty and charming In Good Company offers laughs at the expense of corporate culture.


Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 42
Fresh: 32 | Rotten: 10

The witty and charming In Good Company offers laughs at the expense of corporate culture.



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A middle-aged man finds a callow twentysomething usurping his professional life and worming his way into his family in this alternately funny and poignant comedy drama. Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid) is a middle-aged man who has spent 20 years as the head of advertising sales for "Sports America," a leading athletics magazine. Dan is happily married to Ann (Marg Helgenberger) and has a college-age daughter, Alex (Scarlett Johansson), whom he dotes on, but Dan's comfortable life is given a major


Drama, Comedy

Paul Weitz

May 10, 2005


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All Critics (174) | Top Critics (46) | Fresh (138) | Rotten (27) | DVD (35)

Not only the best American picture of 2004, but also the most grown-up movie to come from Hollywood in recent years.

February 3, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Observer
New York Observer
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A bland, occasionally phlegmatic pastiche of cliches and dull encounters.

January 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Ultimately, this workplace fairy tale creates its own cheer. When its time is up, you'll feel like you've been in good company.

January 14, 2005 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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If the rest of the movie were as good as Scarlett, we might give a damn.

January 14, 2005
San Jose Mercury News
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A so-so script but great performances.

December 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

A great comedy drama that is both a study of life, and relationships.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

An engaging diversion that lovingly, wisely plays with human foibles and uncomfortable truths.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

full review in Greek

October 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

It's got a 'Father Knows Best' sensibility about it that exalts character over profit margins. But in my opinion, the story's execution falls short of its potential.

September 25, 2006
Christianity Today

Una comedia más bien "seria" que no busca tu risa fácil sino que pases un rato entretenido junto a personajes humanos y creíbles a los que les pasan cosas humanas y creíbles.

March 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Uruguay Total
Uruguay Total

There are no throwaway stereotypes here, just well-rounded characters that resemble personalities that we come in contact with everyday.

June 16, 2005 Full Review Source: FromTheBalcony

Engraçado e humano, Em Boa Companhia perde-se apenas em seu terceiro ato.

June 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

They just don't make movies like this any more, yet this film is shiny and relevant to today.

April 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinerina

Wastes a great performance by Dennis Quaid.

March 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A bit of a fantasy, but it's heartening to see a studio entertainment that's at least willing to acknowledge some of the real-life problems currently faced by its audience.

March 5, 2005
Philadelphia Weekly

The film is extremely well cast. Topher Grace and Dennis Quaid work brilliantly together, to the point where you feel genuine affection for both characters.

February 19, 2005 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

While feel-good in nature, the movie avoids the slushy mush normally found in films of this genre.

February 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

A warm and witty comedy brimming with sharp insights.

February 15, 2005 Full Review Source: BBC

Possesses the same depth of character and effortless charm as the [Weitzes'] other successful productions.

February 14, 2005 Full Review Source: FilmFocus

A mature and penetrating view of cutthroat workplace politics and family drama.

February 8, 2005 Full Review
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

This one is a winner folks that should be seen.

February 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Entertainment Spectrum
Entertainment Spectrum

Genuinely funny, realistically romantic and extremely well-played

February 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

certainly intends for lessons to be learned, but it doesn't condescend in simple fashion

February 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk
Q Network Film Desk

There's a great, weird triangle of love, loyalty, and corporate politics within In Good Company. Except Weitz never lets his material settle.

February 5, 2005
Film Snobs

Audience Reviews for In Good Company

how can you not love Topher?
June 23, 2009

Super Reviewer

Good film and script, don't really like Scarlett Johansson in this one but the plot is interesting and Dennis Quaid and Topher do a good job.
September 20, 2008
Lenny Muggsy

Super Reviewer

A smart, witty, compelling and very entertaining mixture of comedy and drama. Satisfying and engagging. Dennis Quaid is at the top of his game, giving a great, subtle and excellent performance. Topher Grace is teriffic, he proves he has a future in film. It's well-crafted, heartfelt and wonderful throughout. Theres plenty of heart and intelligent laughs.
February 28, 2008

Super Reviewer

This romantic business comedy actually makes the best of its unusual initial ideas: a business man is replaced by someone half his age who additionally starts to date his daughter. That doesn't exactly cause an exciting, unforgettable ride but a pretty entertaining, sometimes funny, sometimes touching movie with all around convincing performances. Nothing to be ashamed of. Really fine choice of songs, too.
December 13, 2007

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