In Good Company

ISBN 13: 9781417018369

In Good Company

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781417018369: In Good Company
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Nowadays it's rare to find a movie that pays attention to human weakness as well as strength, and that sees a whole person as having both. When a sports magazine gets bought by a media conglomerate, an ad sales executive named Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid, "The Rookie") finds himself playing second-in-command to Carter Duryea, a hotshot barely half his age (Topher Grace, "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!") whose marriage has just fallen apart. One evening Carter invites himself over to Dan's house to escape his loneliness, where he meets Dan's daughter Alex (Scarlett Johansson, "Lost in Translation"). The two strike immediate sparks and when they run into each other later in the city, a relationship begins--which they discreetly keep from Dan. But the heart of the movie is not in its plot, but in the way that Dan responds to the news that his wife is pregnant, or how Carter tries to fortify his self-image with a new car. These aren't jokes; the actors inhabit these moments fully and turn them into psychological events. Quaid plays Dan as a simple man, but his straightforwardness feels genuine (rather than a failure of the writer's imagination). Grace and Johansson have terrific chemistry as lovers, but so do Grace and Quaid, both as rivals and as a substitute father and son. "In Good Company" isn't likely to win any awards, but it's honest and honorable; there's a core of truth to its characters and their problems aren't resolved too neatly. Sometimes, that's worth watching. "--Bret Fetzer"

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 5.99
US$ 22.96

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781854598660: In Good Company

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  185459866X ISBN 13:  9781854598660
Publisher: NICK HERN, 2005
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Universal Studios (2005)
ISBN 10: 1417018364 ISBN 13: 9781417018369
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Universal Studios, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1417018364

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds