There's a reason why so many people can relate to our series of postings by an anonymous job hunter: with nine percent of America unemployed, it is real life.
There's a reason why so many people can relate to our series of postings by an anonymous job hunter: with nine percent of America unemployed, it is real life. Producer John Wells brought this harsh reality to the big screen with The Company Men, and it shows how being laid off brings out the best and worst in people. It's the raw emotions — the crushing shame, stubborn denial, and humbled beginnings — which will strike a chord with you. The movie opens this Friday, so grab your popcorn and watch your life unfold.
SavvySugar: How will this film resonate with America?
John Wells: The perfect example of that is, as we tested the film, and the first question we have (in front of about 300 people), will be, "Who here has been affected by this personally or had it happen to someone in their immediate family or maybe a close personal friend?," and every single hand will go up every time. It is a situation that a lot of people are going through, and the film is trying to give some hope to and at the same time dramatize the tremendous pressures that families and individuals are having to go through and dignify that experience.
Many people feel that it's a very singular experience. Even though a lot of people go through it, there's a lot of shame and sense of being alone, and the film is trying to say that no this is something a lot of people have to go through, and when you take a look at it, you'll see your own life shown, honored, and respected.
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