In Good Company

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +1

Content: -1

In Good Company is an insightful comedy-drama about Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid), a middle-aged ad executive with a sports magazine who is demoted and replaced with new boss Carter Duryea (Topher Grace) who is half his age and doesnt know the first thing about selling advertising. Carter is driven to succeed with the latest sales strategies to impress his superiors, whereas Dans professional legacy is marked with loyalty and relationships. Dan is also committed at home to his wife and two daughters. Carter hungers for all of the qualities that Dan has and, after his wife dumps him, falls in love with his oldest daughter, Alex (Scarlett Johansson). This creates tension between Dan and Carter. But with Dans strength and mature influence in his life, Carter realizes he is in good company.

In Good Company promotes many family-friendly values while showing the harsh realities of the business world. Dennis Quaids character is refreshing as a man who loves his wife, leads his family, and is loyal to his employees and clients. The negative moral marks are largely due to the foul language spoken by corporate professionals and an accepting view of premarital sex. The words appear to be included for comedic effect but fail. Dans oldest daughter, 19-year-old Alex, a freshman college student, makes the poor choice of giving herself up sexually to 26-year-old Carter. This is particularly disappointing because she is the one who initiates the first encounter with mood lighting, soft music, incense and the bed. What makes this movie redeemable is that the characters honestly deal with their mistakes and problems and in the end send the right messages to those who will see In Good Company.

Preview Reviewer: Brian Hughes
Universal Pictures

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (15) times mild (hell 5); strong (-ss 5, -sshole 5)

Obscene Language: Many (21) times moderate (poop-shoot 1, p-ssed 2, holy cr-p 3, scr-w 1, s-ck 3, bite me 1); strong (s-word 8, BS 1, p-ssy 1)

Profanity: Few (3) times moderate (OMG 1); strong (GD 2)

Violence: Few times mild (conniving, verbal insults; arguing); moderate (man hits another man in the eye with his fist)

Sex: Few times mild (kissing, woman entices a man to her dorm room, implied sexual encounter between man and woman, multiple encounters over a number of weeks/months is intimated between man and woman)

Nudity: Few times mild (woman unbuttons a mans shirt); moderate (man in his boxer underwear stands in front of a mixed group of adults and shows them his buttocks)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times strong (a man tells another man that when you find the right person, you keep your d-ck in your pants; a man threatens another man, I will hunt you down and neuter you)

Drugs: Few times mild (social drinking, businessmen are invited out to drinks by the boss)

Other: None

Running Time: 110 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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