In Good Company: The AOL Story, 2000

Saw In Good Company tonight. That’s the one where Topher Grace gives a strong performance as an ambitious 26 year old corporate guy, and Dennis Quaid is the rugged magazine sales exec. Paul Weitz who directed, also wrote the script, and he must have watched the AOL-TW merger pretty closely, because the story is amazingly reminiscent of the AOL MBAs striding into Time Warner after the merger, talking about synergy and accomplishing…not much.
That’s not the point of the movie, of course, but it provided a disconcertingly accurate back story of takeover hell.