In Good Company

Some of you who go to see this film may be a little surprised to find a little more substance than you were expecting. But then again, you could say similar things about writer-director Paul Weitz's last project, About a Boy. The trailers for In Good Company make it look like either a light-hearted romantic drama or a somewhat serious romantic comedy. Either way, you expect the movie to be mainly about the romance between Topher Grace and Scarlett Johansson's characters. Really, though, the movie is about Topher Grace's character taking on Dennis Quaid's character as a father figure and becoming an adult in the process. Overall, the picture is pretty good, with the only real flaws centering around Johansson. She's not a particularly great actor to begin with and her role was rather underwritten to boot. But since the movie focuses so much more closely on Quaid and Grace--who were, in my opinion, perfectly cast--these are forgivable flaws.

Viewed: 1/15/2005 | Released: 12/5/2006 | Score: B

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