Management 2009

Management

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Clever and often beguiling performances by Steve Zahn and Jennifer Aniston can't revive this sweetly misguided stalker romance.

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Sue (Jennifer Aniston), a workaholic, is a traveling saleswoman peddling cheap art to motels. On one of her stops she meets Mike (Steve Zahn), a lonely motel manager who still lives with his parents. Though Mike hardly dares hope his clumsy attempts to seduce Sue will work, she unexpectedly responds, and the pair have a one-night stand. After Sue leaves the next day, Mike decides to pursue her, setting off a chain of events that will alter both their lives forever.

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Critic Reviews for Management

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (46) | Rotten (51)

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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Hank Sartin

    Time Out
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • There's more to Stephen Belber's debut than just manufactured whimsy, not least a wise and witty script, and some beautifully sketched side characters supporting two reliably charming leads.

    September 25, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • For the most part, Management avoids the standard rom-com clichs in favour of something more delicate and heartfelt.

    September 25, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Toby Young

    Times (UK)
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  • Despite the obvious Norman Bates-ish resemblance, Zahn is clearly supposed to be dishy. The Zahn/Aniston pairing is without chemistry and there frankly isn't a spark of real life in the whole film.

    September 25, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Unable to decide between being a romantic comedy, a zany farce or a thoughtful study of two emotionally repressed losers finding fulfilment, it ends up a mess; but an intriguing mess.

    September 25, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Management

  • Feb 04, 2012
    A predictable dramedy that hits on familiar emotional beats, but one that has some really great chemistry between Zahn and Aniston. Aniston plays a character she's essentially played numerous times, but does it in a much different manner, more subdued and low-key, which I found to be a refreshing change for her. It's definitely uneven, with some pacing issues, but all-in-all it works as a heartfelt romantic comedy. 3/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2012
    Great performance from Steve Zahn and jennifer Aniston couldn't save this comedy, it's cute but really pointless. I do not understand the vulgar language, it's not funny.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Dec 17, 2011
    At this point in Aniston's career, she can sell just about anything. However, the big budget cast in this low budget Indie is not enough to save it from coming off bland.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2011
    Could it have been better? Yes. But it was sweet enough, and its performers were charming enough to keep me interested and allow me to look past the questionably pardoned behavior of its leading man.
    Cody H Super Reviewer

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