7.6/10
1,027
7 user 7 critic

Company (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 15 March 2014 (Sweden)
Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. ... See full summary »

Director:

Lonny Price

Writer:

George Furth (book)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

This movie is a recorded performance in concert. It all begins when Benjamin Barker( George Hearn), a mysterious,quiet,and subtle barber, returns to his hometown in London after escaping ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price
Stars: George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A filmed recording of a live performance of the Chichester Festival Theatre revival, which played at the Savoy from April till November 2015.

Director: Lonny Price
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver, Peter Davison
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates that the cast recording is done on the first Sunday after opening night. D.A. ... See full summary »

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Stars: Barbara Barrie, Charles Braswell, Susan Browning
Musical | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Sweeney Todd (George Hearn) returns to London to uncover the past, along the way meeting Mrs. Nellie Lovett (Dame Angela Lansbury), and begins to start his life of crime.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Harold Prince
Stars: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal
She Loves Me (TV Movie 2016)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

A story of 2 combative shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who are not aware that they are the recipients of each other's secret love letters. Based on the play, Parfumerie, written by Miklós ... See full summary »

Director: David Horn
Stars: Cameron Adams, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Bartlett
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the King brings to teach his many wives and children.

Director: Gary Halvorson
Stars: Kelli O'Hara, Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles
Oklahoma! (TV Movie 1999)
Musical | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Cowboy Curly McClain tries to win the heart of a girl in a singing and dancing extravaganza.

Director: Trevor Nunn
Stars: Maureen Lipman, Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The former Weismann's Follies girls return to their old theatre one last time. At the core of the story are two married couples on the brink of collapse. As the night goes on, egos are unleashed, lies are exposed, and secrets are revealed.

Director: Tim Van Someren
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Gary Raymond, Tracie Bennett
Company (2002)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A small-time gangster named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves.

Directors: Nick Morris, Laurence Connor
Stars: Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A filmed production of the musical 'Miss Saigon' for its 25th anniversary, performed live at London's Prince Edward Theatre, in London's West End. Including the 2hr 20minute production and a bonus 35-minute "25th Anniversary Gala" which included stars of the original cast, Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman.

Director: Brett Sullivan
Stars: Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada, Alistair Brammer
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A celebratory 25th anniversary concert performance of the hit musical at The O2 in London.

Director: Nick Morris
Stars: Alfie Boe, Norm Lewis, Matt Lucas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Robert
Patti LuPone ... Joanne
Martha Plimpton ... Sarah
Anika Noni Rose ... Marta
Jim Walton Jim Walton ... Larry
Jon Cryer ... David
Craig Bierko ... Peter
Katie Finneran ... Amy
Christina Hendricks ... April
Aaron Lazar ... Paul
Jill Paice ... Susan
Jennifer Laura Thompson ... Jenny
Chryssie Whitehead ... Kathy
Stephen Colbert ... Harry
Alexa Green Alexa Green ... The Vocal Minority
Edit

Storyline

Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Rent) led an all-star cast in a sold out event at the New York Philharmonic. Written by the New York Philharmonic

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2014 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Компания See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,591
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is a film of a staged (off-book) reading of "Company" that was performed four times by the New York Philharmonic on April 7, 8, and 9, 2011 (April 9 had both matinée and evening performances). See more »

Connections

Version of Company (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Have I Got a Girl For You!
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Craig Bierko, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Aaron Lazar and Jim Walton
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Ensemble Performing at its Best!
16 June 2011 | by lavatchSee all my reviews

According to actor Neil Patrick Harris, the cast of "Company" had slightly more than a week of rehearsal time prior to its short run of performances at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. One of those shows was filmed for release in movie theaters. The small but appreciative audience in one of those screenings in Minnesota was treated to a high-energy interpretation of the Stephen Sondheim musical: ensemble performing at its finest.

The book for "Company" has undergone a thorough rewrite from the original 1970 version, resulting in dialogue more attuned to the new millennium. As the couples interact with the bachelor protagonist Robert, the themes of marriage, divorce, loneliness, and life in the big city emerge in a montage of scenes built around some of most memorable music and lyrics ever written by Sondheim. This production was not "fluff," but a meaningful exploration of love, marriage, and the search for happiness in the stressful modern age.

This production isolated the performers on the forestage of the large Avery Fisher Hall. Supported (but not overwhelmed) by the magnificent New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the cast of "Company" brought the characters to life with a dazzling set of creative choices and physical routines. Many of the bits of business were undoubtedly the ideas of the skillful director Lonny Price. The potentially static horizontal plane was occasionally broken when performers interacted with the orchestra and the conductor, adding to the ensemble effect. For the filmed version, the camera work was superb, especially with close-ups. It was like being on the stage with the actors.

The cast obviously worked tirelessly on subtleties of performance and honesty in the emotional life of their characters. Along with his fine vocal technique, Harris evoked a sensitive character interpretation, and the other performers followed his lead. Every viewer will have a "favorite" performer in this production. It was clear that the live New York audience adored the crusty character of Joanne, as played by Patti LuPone. My favorite was Martha Plimpton's character of Sarah, due to the performer's adroit physical choices in the karate scene and her beautiful singing voice. There was also a "surprise" ending in a special touch that transformed the overall meaning of the musical from the original 1970 version. But there are no spoilers in this review. You will have to seize the moment and experience this unique production for yourself for that ending.

The range of abilities in this talented cast cannot be overstated. Technically, the Sondheim songs are not easy. The effortless vocal interpretations, the challenging choreography, and the depth of feeling in the characters made the $18 cinema ticket price a bargain for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is the kind of company I like to keep.


30 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed