Movies: An Office Romance

In Good Company makes good comedy from the ups and downs of surviving in today's business world

Carter Duryea (Topher??Grace) is a corporate comer. At 26, he has just had a major success marketing dinosaur-shaped cell phones to children. Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid) is a stayer. At 51, he's the nice guy who successfully runs ad sales for a sports magazine. There's no good reason--other than heedless youth worship--for the clueless Carter to replace steady Dan when the soulless multinational Globecom buys his publication and demotes him to playing "wingman" to Carter.

In fact, In Good Company places a steady strain on our credulity. Why, for example, is Ann (Marg Helgenberger), Dan's wife and the mother of two...

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