Taglines: Best business trip ever.
A hard-working small business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates (Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco) travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.
Unfinished Business is an American comedy film directed by Ken Scott and written by Steven Conrad. The film stars Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, and James Marsden. It was released on March 6, 2015. The film received negative reviews and was a box office bomb.
Dan Trunkman (Vince Vaughn) is arguing with his boss Chuck Portnoy (Sienna Miller) of Dynamic Systems over Chuck giving Dan 5% less commission on a business deal. Dan calls Chuck out on her dealings and behavior, and then decides to leave and start his own business. Only two other people follow Dan – Tim McWinters (Tom Wilkinson), who claims he was just let go for being too old, and Mike Pancake (Dave Franco), a young man that just had an interview at Dynamic but is eager to join the other two. A year later, Dan’s business, Apex Select, has barely gotten off the ground. He, Tim, and Mike are sitting in a Dunkin’ Donuts when Dan gets a message to go on a business trip to Portland to meet with investors Jim Spinch (James Marsden) and Bill Whilmsley (Nick Frost), the latter being an old friend of Dan’s.
At home, Dan’s kids Paul (Britton Sear) and Bess (Ella Anderson) are being bullied at school. Paul is constantly ridiculed for his weight and penchant for wearing eye shadow. Bess asks Dan to finish a homework assignment of hers that requires her to describe the kind of person her dad is. Dan’s wife Susan (June Diane Raphael) wants to put Paul in a private school despite the pricey tuition for the school they want to put him in.
The three head to Portland, only for Dan to discover that Chuck is there trying to close a deal as well. She gets on with Jim easily (it’s implied they’re sleeping together), and it appears as though she’s got her business ready to go. Dan gives his presentation to Jim, only to faint in the middle of it. He makes Mike go up to finish, but everyone is distracted by Mike’s last name. This forces Dan to scramble and find a way to get a step ahead of Chuck. Dan also starts to lose faith in the team since Tim is more concerned about finding a woman to sleep with since he’s unhappily married, and Mike never finished college and is also possibly autistic.
Directed by: Ken Scott
Starring: Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Vince Vaughn, Ella Anderson, June Diane Raphael, Tom Wilkinson, Kasia Malinowska, Melissa McMeekin, Amanda Blattner
Screenplay by: Steve Conrad
Production Design: Luca Tranchino
Cinematography by: Oliver Stapleton
Film Editing by: Aaron Brock, Jon Poll, Michael Tronick
Costume Design: David C. Robinson
Set Decoration: Bernhard Henrich
Music by: Alex Wurman
MPAA Rating: R for some strong risqué sexual content/graphic nudity, and for language and drug use.
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: March 6, 2015