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"Company Men" Trailer "Leaked" Online

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"Company Men" Trailer "Leaked" Online

Company Men Productions

Somber men in dark suits on a gloomy day.

A teaser for the latest "down with downsizing" drama, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ben Affleck, found its way into cyberspace yesterday. Then it disappeared briefly, and now suddenly it's everywhere.

Watch it now before it disappears again:

The lack of dialog is frustrating, and puts too much focus on the music, which comes off as cloyingly melodramatic. The film is making its world premiere next Friday at Sundance. The synopsis on the festival's site describes it thusly:

One of the first casualties of a corporate downsize is Bobby Walker, a hot-shot sales executive who is living the idyllic life—complete with two kids and a mortgaged picket fence. His boss, and founder of the company, doesn't take Bobby's severance well, and he storms into the boardroom to demand a reprieve of the severe measures. He learns quickly that some choices are out of his hands, and this is only the beginning. We embark on a journey that is all too familiar in today’s recessionary economy: one that will test friendships, loyalties, and family bonds.

Kevin Costner also headlines the cast, but it's the supporting players -- Maria Bello and Chris Cooper -- as well as cinematographer Roger Deakins of Coen Brothers fame -- that makes this interesting.

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