Management (film)

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German title management
Original title management
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2008
length 94 minutes
Age rating FSK 6
Director Stephen Belber
script Stephen Belber
production Sidney Kimmel ,
Marty Bowen ,
Wyck Godfrey
music Mychael Danna ,
Rob Simonsen
camera Eric Edwards
cut Kate Sanford

Management is a romantic comedy-drama from director Stephen Belber from the year 2008 . The main roles are played by Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn , with Woody Harrelson in a supporting role .


Mike works at his parents' motel on old Route 66. One day Sue, who sells art for a company in Baltimore, is an overnight guest at the motel. Mike immediately falls in love with her and finally Sue even accepts his awkward advances and sleeps with him.

After Sue leaves, Mike realizes that his feelings for her run deeper. He pays Sue a surprise visit to Baltimore, but finds out that Sue is in a relationship with her ex-boyfriend Jango again.

Mike doesn't want to give up his luck with Sue without a fight and comes up with all kinds of ideas to win her over ...


Aniston and Zahn at the 2008 Toronto film premiere

Filming took place in Portland , Oregon from October to November 2007 .

The film premiered on September 7, 2008 at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released in May 2009 as a limited theatrical release in the United States. There he grossed a total of 934,658 US dollars in 212 cinemas. In Germany, the film was released in theaters on February 10, 2009, and was released on DVD on January 21, 2010.

In management , Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn were in front of the camera for the third time for the same project. In 1995, Zahn made a guest appearance on Friends, and in 1998 they both starred in the movie Love in Every Relationship .

Aniston wanted to change the look for the role of Sue. Since she didn't want her blonde hair cut, she wore a several thousand dollar brown wig while filming.


'Management' has two things that speak for him: Steve Zahn and Jennifer Aniston. […] The chemistry of the two main actors makes the film a shallow but unabashed pleasure.

- Tom Long for The Detroit News , June 12, 2009

"Despite its implausible story, the film remains lovable thanks to its leading actors."

- Dana Stevens for Slate , May 15, 2009

“Unclear whether this is a romantic comedy, a mind-boggling farce, or a thoughtful study of two emotionally uptight losers in search of fulfillment, the film is ultimately just a mess; but a fascinating one. "

- Martin Hoyle for Financial Times , September 23, 2009

"An excellently cast, perfectly staged romantic comedy, told in an astonishingly fresh and entertaining way."

Individual evidence

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