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Management (2008)

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A traveling art saleswoman tries to shake off a flaky motel manager who falls for her and won't leave her alone.

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Storyline

Mike works at his parents' motel in Kingman, population 27,000, on old Route 66. Sue sells art for a Baltimore firm to corporations for office walls. He takes one look at her from behind as she registers at the motel and determines to connect. He's sweet, but hapless, with no ambition other than spending time with her. She's enigmatic - rarely smiling, occasionally impulsive, committed to helping homeless people, feeling the clock tick after a breakup with a boyfriend who could have provided security. Is there any way he stands a chance with her? What can he offer? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$375,916 (USA) (15 May 2009)

Gross:

$933,224 (USA) (31 July 2009)
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Trivia

A Catholic priest in Portland, Oregon, received an invitation to read for a scene involving a priest, while filming occurred in that city. A Portland-based member of the casting department told him that writer/director Stephen Belber was unsatisfied with the readings and characterizations that auditioning actors had been giving for the very brief lines in the scene. The casting department told the priest they found him through a random Internet search, yet he happened to be a serious film buff (for instance, he has an IMDb account). He had even hoped that someday he might get a bit part as a priest in a film. But he declined the invitation to read for the part in Management (2008), after seeing the script of the scene in question and learning more about the film's storyline and about some of its other content. A modified version of the scene - without a priest - is in the film. See more »

Goofs

In the hotelroom is a wine offered as hotel-present. The bottle of white wine (which is drunk without any cooling) is almost empty after only two little glasses. See more »

Quotes

Mike: Maryland is for... lovers. Bumper sticker?
Sue Claussen: Virginia. Virginia is for lovers. Maryland is for crabs.
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Features Solitaire (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Make It Better
Written by Caitlin Cary, Thad Cockrell & David Bartholomew (as David Bartholomew)
Performed by Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell
Courtesy of Yep Roc Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Aniston keeps it real, her best performance ever
3 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was completely different from what I thought it would be. And I was in for a sweet surprise. I thought it would be a bad movie. I was wrong. Jennifer Aniston was pure genius. This girl can act. Bravo ! Keeping up with her very well were also Steve Zahn and Woody Harelson. Aniston was so much better than her last couple of movies, her character has life, depth, versatility. I think this is my favorite of her performances ever. And the movie is so simple but it has so much life in it ! No superheroes or not even heroes, just simple people with simple feelings. I'd take that every day. Overall heartwarming and feel good. I recommend wholeheartedly.


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