Management – Movie Review
Management stars Jennifer Anniston, Steve Zahn, and Woody Harrelson, although Woody Harrelson doesn’t have much to do. It also have the terrific Fred Ward in it, who’s always wonderful to see on film, and also Margo Martindale who’s equally wonderful. The problem is the story that Steve Zahn plays a n’er do well son of people who own a motel. Jennifer Anniston drops in, and essentially he stalks her. I think we’re supposed to think this is amusing; I found it somewhat creepy. Jennifer Anniston, I think, acts with her hair follicles, in that when she changes her hair color, we’re supposed to take her seriously. The story’s just really a mess, but Steve Zahn is such an appealing actor that you kind of want to root for him. After meeting her at the motel and bringing her a bottle of wine, he flies cross country and shows up at her work, which for those of us who’ve ever had a stalker, it’s really scary stuff. She ends up going back to an old boyfriend. Steve stalks her there. She ends up marrying the ex (a creepy Harrelson). He spies on the ceremony. The newlyweds break up — she ends up pregnant, and that’s supposedly why she gets married. The relations and marriage doesn’t work and he shows up at her house again and all is supposed to end well. I think, first of all, it’s completely unconvincing, completely unrealistic. It’s a really good cast, except for Ms. Anniston, but the problem is that it sort of makes stalking look appealing, and stalking is never appealing. One star.