Sunday, November 9, 2014
Woody Allen in Company Man
Company Man is a 2000 comedy film starring a beret wearing Woody Allen.
In the 1960s, Alan Quimp is a schoolteacher of English grammar and married with the very demanding woman Daisy Quimp. In order to avoid the constant mockery in Daisy's family, Alan says that he is a secret CIA agent. Daisy tells everybody, the CIA acknowledges the lie, but due to a coincidence, Alan has just helped and hidden the professional Russian dancer Petrov who wanted to leave Russia. The CIA decides to hire Alan as an agent, to get the credits of bringing Petrov to USA, and immediately decides to send him to a very calm place, Cuba.
The film grossed a very poor $146,193 on a $16 million budget. Company Man received generally negative reviews, currently holding a 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes; the consensus states: "A flat and misconceived movie with big stars."