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In Good Company: The Shooting Script (Newmarket Shooting Script)by Paul Weitz
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From the Oscar®-nominated screenwriter of About A Boy comes an insightful comedy about the relationship between a 50-year-old businessman and his new, 26-year-old boss, starring Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace, Marg Helgenberger, and Philip Baker Hall.
Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid) is headed for a shakeup. He is demoted from head of ad sales for a major magazine when the company he works for is acquired in a corporate takeover. His new boss, Carter Duryea (Topher Grace), is half his age — a business school prodigy who preaches corporate Synergy. While Dan develops clients through handshake deals and relationships, Carter cross-promotes the magazine with the cell phone division and "Krispity Krunch," an indeterminate snack food under the same corporate umbrella.
Both men are going through turmoil at home. Dan has two daughters — Alex, age 18, and Jana, age 16 — and is shocked when his wife tells him she's pregnant with a new child. Between college tuition, the mortgage, and a new baby, Dan can't afford to lose his job in the wave of corporate layoffs. Carter, in the meanwhile, is dumped by his wife of seven months just as he gets his promotion. Dan and Carter's uneasy friendship is thrown into jeopardy when Carter falls for, and begins an affair with, Dan's daughter Alex (Scarlett Johansson). Weitz's examination of life's surprises, ironies and coincidences combine to form In Good Company.
"[A] very nice, light movie that brakes for all that's humane....[A] winning comedy....In writer-director Paul Weitz's refreshingly cheery Father Knows Best for the new millennium, anything can be solved with a few lines of bright dialogue... (Grade: B+)" Entertainment Weekly
The official companion to the new film from the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of About A Boy — an insightful comedy about the relationship between a 50-year old businessman and his new, 26-year old boss, starring Dennis Quaid, Scarlett Johansson, and Topher Grace.
About the Author
Paul Weitz co-wrote and co-directed the blockbuster hits About A Boy (nominated for an Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay) and American Pie. Previously, with his brother Chris, he collaborated on several screenplays, including Antz.
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