The Company

The Company

Robert Altman (2003)

107min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It may lack the director's usual penetrating glare, but this ode to the famous Joffrey Ballet from Robert Altman is still a seductive spellbinder. Conceived by, co-produced by and starring Neve Campbell, this jettisons soap-opera histrionics for revealing glimpses of the sheer craft and commitment involved. It focuses on the progress of a promising ingénue (Campbell) from chorus line to featured ballerina, under the watchful eye of mercurial company director Malcolm McDowell. A waitress by night, she embarks on an affair with chef James Franco as casting begins on the avant-garde fairy-tale ballet "The Blue Snake". Best known as queen of the Scream films, Campbell acquits herself surprisingly well in the "My Funny Valentine" pas de deux and the film is inter-cut with enthralling selections from signature Joffrey works such as "Tensile Involvement" and "White Widow".

Summary

An aspiring dancer in the Chicago ballet discovers the real cost of climbing the ladder in her profession involves relentless physical strain, financial pressure and disruption to her personal relationships. Robert Altman's drama, with Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell and James Franco.

Cast & Crew

Ry Neve Campbell
Alberto Antonelli Malcolm McDowell
Josh James Franco
Harriet Barbara Robertson
Edouard William Dick
Susie Susie Cusack
Ry's mother Marilyn Dodds Frank
Ry's father John Lordan
Director Robert Altman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: PathéGuidance: Contains swearing and nudity.Available on: DVDReleased on: 7 May 2004
Drama