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24 June 2005

In Good Company

Dennis Quiad, Topher Grace & Scarlett Johansson
Directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy)

From Hollywood Video: "A middle-aged ad executive is faced with a new boss who's nearly half his age—and who also happens to be dating his 18-year-old daughter."

Finally, a short review! Scarlett was adorable. Topher was self-deprecating. Dennis was haggard and looking very resigned to making the most of his new middle-aged roles. Marg Helgenberger of CSI and China Beach fame was desperately trying to escape television in favor of the big screen with a very small part as the wife/mother. There were a few cute parts, a few funny parts. Paul Weitz must do better with more nuanced and substantial material, because About a Boy was a much better film. This was cute, entertaining, a little naive, sentimental (but not overly so), and ultimately just "nice".

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