Management (2009)

A traveling saleswoman, who sells cheap art to small companies and motels, has a fling with an aimless, underachieving motel manager who then pursues her all over the United States.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 15, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2009
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

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.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The trademark hitch in Aniston's line delivery is an effective shorthand for taking a leap of faith. In the case of both her character and her career, Management represents an admirable choice.

Nick Rogers

A completely uproarious one-liner about Joe Strummer is still no reason to watch "Management." Had it stuck with insights on loners inadvertently backing themselves into emotional corners, rather than going for wackiness, it might have worked.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

You watch Management thinking of the comedy Aniston and Zahn could have made, and wishing you were watching that movie instead.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Management has two things going for it: Steve Zahn and Jennifer Aniston. Luckily, those are two very good things.

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Sean Axmaker

Forget logic here, there's a good cast, nice chemistry and warm feelings all around as they all fumble around for something to bring meaning to their lives.

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Troy Melhus
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Random weirdness aside, Belber telegraphs this story arc from Sue's first drop-in to Podunk. Message received. No surprises here.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Padding disguised as a feature-length screenplay.

S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

So-so romcom about unlikely couple isn't too racy for teens.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The pathetic quality of Steve Zahn's performance is what really puts me off "Management" and all its zany morbidity. He fosters this dreamy hope… More
Arash Xak
Wish I could give this one star because Zahn & Aniston are fun to watch but the film's so cliche, predictable & dumb that I just can't
Kevin M. Williams
A little indie romcom about a seemingly odd couple who find a way through their apparent differences, fueled entirely by the appealing warmth of it's… More
Dean L
I have watched this movie all the way through and I must say that this took some time and several sittings. Why? Because it was boring and contrived. It… More
Dean McKenna
Sweet, touching and surprise dramedy (comedy-drama) about love and insecurities. Jennifer Aniston had plenty of charisma as always but the film belongs… More
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