I'm a complete fence-sitter when it comes to Jennifer Aniston. I'm no big fan of her mainstream films, and could do without them, but I happen to like some of her indie work, like Mike White's dysfunctional flick, The Good Girl. (Although man, I know I'm not the only one who thinks we could do without Derailed...what were they thinking!?) Now she's got a new romcom on the way called Management. She will play a traveling saleswoman who sells cheap art to small companies and motels. When she has a fling with an assistant motel manager (played by Steve Zahn), things get tricky because he starts to follow her around the U.S. (What's with the stalking-across-the-country films lately?) Now, before you groan -- this might, just might, actually be good. Or, at least, decent.

The film will be playwright/screenwriter Stephen Belber's directorial debut, and he wrote the script. He has not only worked on The Laramie Project, but he's the pen behind Tape. Did you ever catch that flick? It is a simple, and intriguing Richard Linklater indie movie starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Robert Sean Leonard as three old friends in a motel room who rehash past traumas. It's got a hell of a lot more depth than a romcom, so I can only hope that some of it will carry over, making this more than just the next kiss-kiss, laugh-laugh movie.
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