In Good Company

June 3, 2005 - Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace star in this 2004 comedy. Marg Helgenberger and Scarlett Johansson also star.

Quaid plays Dan Foreman, the middle-aged head of ad sales at a sports magazine in NYC. In the space of a couple days, he learns that his wife (Helgenberger) is unexpectedly pregnant, his 18-year-old daughter (Johansson) wants to transfer to the very expensive NYU and, thanks to a corporate takeover, his new boss is half his age. Topher Grace plays that new boss, Carter Duryea. He has his own issues, namely that his wife has left him and he really doesn't know what he's doing. Dad doesn't really care for Carter, but the daughter does. They start an affair and dad goes ballistic when he finds out.

Overall review: * The bottom-line, corporate culture of the movie rings true, but the movie should have focused more on Dennis Quaid's character. He and Helgenberger (who's really given nothing to do here) are wasted in favor of giving attention to the younger, less substantial couple.