The Company is a 2003 American drama film directed by Robert Altman with a screenplay by Barbara Turner from a story by Turner and star and co-producer Neve Campbell. The film also stars Malcolm McDowell and James Franco, and is set in the company of the Joffrey Ballet.


The Company is composed of stories gathered from the dancers, choreographers, and staff of the Joffrey Ballet. Most of the roles are played by company members. While a small subplot relates a love story between Campbell's character and a character, a chef played by James Franco, most of the movie focuses on the company as a whole, without any real star or linear plot. The many company stories woven together express the dedication and hard work that dancers must put into their art, although they are seldom rewarded with fame or fortune.

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    contentLocation Chicago
    director Robert Altman
    editor Geraldine Peroni
    genre drama
    keywords hard work love story
    musicBy Van Dyke Parks
    producer Christine Vachon Joshua Astrachan
    publisher Sony Pictures Classics
    recordedAt Chicago
    theme dance