In Good Company
2004
****
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, David Paymer

Topher Grace is wonderful in his first leading role as a 26-year-old go-getter who replaces a 50-something dinosaur as the head of sales in a sports magazine, and also happens to fall in love with the man’s daughter. This is a sharp and thoroughly enjoyable mix of character study, romantic comedy and satire on corporate culture. Sadly the film cops out in the end as it tries to convince us that it’s the honest workers and not the overachievers who ultimately rule in the corporate world.