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In Good Company

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Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, ...
IN GOOD COMPANY: Glen Wilson

In Good Company

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
110 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/29/04
performer:
Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Dennis Quaid, Selma Blair, Clark Gregg, Philip Baker Hall, Marg Helgenberger, David Paymer
director:
Paul Weitz
distributor:
Universal
author:
Paul Weitz
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B+

With his nuanced turn as a humbled magazine exec whose new 26-year-old boss (Topher Grace) has eyes for his college-age daughter (Scarlett Johansson), Dennis Quaid continues his recent trend of strong performances (The Rookie, Far From Heaven), officially graduating from his days of grade-B cheese (Innerspace, Enemy Mine). The bizarre love triangle of In Good Company works mostly because Quaid’s vulnerability is even more endearing than his previous roguish charm. Further proof: one of 10 deleted scenes in which his character makes a disastrous attempt to color his hair. Other EXTRAS include commentary from Grace and writer-director Paul Weitz, and a 24-minute featurette introducing sports magazine execs, agents, and casino moguls that reeks of the very corporate ”synergy” the movie derides.