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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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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


A touching comedy See more »


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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This was not the first time Steve Zahn and Jennifer Anniston have appeared together. He was in an episode of Friends. See more »


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 »


Mike: What about kids? Do you want to have kids?
Sue Claussen: [avoiding the question] You know what was really great about that Yoga class?
Mike: ?
Sue Claussen: It was the breathing stuff. I don't do that.
Mike: Breathe?
Sue Claussen: There are days where I have to instruct my heart to request additional air
[takes a deep breath]
Sue Claussen: and I have to tell myself "Breathe, Sue. Just keep breathing."
Sue Claussen: Yes, I want kids.
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References An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) See more »


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Written by Brendan Benson
Performed by Brendan Benson
Courtesy of Sheridan Square Entertainment
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User Reviews

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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