Management (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  15 May 2009 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie O'Grady ...
Corporate Bliss Receptionist
Yolanda Suarez ...
Don Burns ...
Businessman (as Don Stewart Burns)
Kimberly Howard ...
Collin Crowley ...
Jack (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Bus Driver


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Management - Tunteet haltuun  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


Near the beginning of the movie Sue (Jennifer Aniston) is sitting in her hotel room on the bed looking down at the email screen on her laptop. The left-hand side of the screen shows there are 4 unread emails but there are actually 8 unread emails. The top right-hand corner of the screen says 'Viewing messages: 1 to 8 (8 total)' but there are actually 15 messages displayed. See more »


Sue Claussen: Compact fluorescents.
[showing her apartment for the 1st time]
Mike: Oh, too bad.
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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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Pleasantly surprising
7 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In watching this film I felt the same way I did when I first saw Kevin Costner's "Fandango". This is a quirky film with quirky characters you can't help but love. Steve Zahn plays the lead with a subtle sweetness and innocence only he can pull off. He's one of those people who don't seem to have that built in stop button which prevents them from doing something extreme, yet even at his most extreme, you never seem to be intimidated by him. His lonely maintenance man working for his parents at their run-down Arizona motel, meets up with an inhibited, attractive travelling sales woman who is clearly trying to find her identity, but is too afraid of taking a chance. Jennifer Anniston proves time and time again she can handle any role to come her way, and understands this character. What I thought would be a run of the mill romantic comedy, turns out to be a thoughtful character study with it's share of tender moments.

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