In the film, 26-year-old Topher Grace plays an ambitious young corporate shark who gets promoted over the more seasoned, if less flashy, Dennis Quaid, courtesy of a merger.Just to add a little more to the indignity of adman Quaid's plight, his new boss embarks on a sly romance with his screen daughter (Scarlett Johansson).Their methods of work are very different especially as Carter not only has to increase advertising spending but cut salary costs by letting members of Dan's team go.That's not Dan's only problem as his wife is pregnant and his eldest Alex (Scarlett Johansson - A Good Woman) is off to NYU meaning he needs his job to cover the second mortgage he is taking out.IN GOOD COMPANY Director Paul Weitz Stars Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson Rated PG Screening Now It's the nightmare office scenario in the era of corporate raids and nasty takeovers.You come in and find you have a new boss, barely old enough to be your kid.On his left is a razor-stubbled veteran, a quarter-century older, wearing jeans and a leather jacket and joking with those same reporters, carefully steering them back on course when they dare to venture off message.The message is Universal Pictures’ upcoming film, “In Good Company,” starring Topher Grace and Dennis Quaid.
To further complicate the situation, the boss begins having an affair with the demoted mans daughter.
It's all set in the world of magazine publishing at a is more about ambition and comeuppance than a dishy expose of the magazine world.
The film could just as easily be set in advertising or public relations for all the flavour of the industry it gives.
When you watch "In Good Company" you realize how mainstream cinema has brainwashed us into expecting certain things and thinking certain ways.
That may sound like a bold statement but "In Good Company" has a storyline which feels familiar, or at least when an advertising manager gets a boss who is young enough to be his son and who ends up dating his daughter you immediately get ideas of what is going to happen.