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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

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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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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. 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: Take care of yourself a little... so that the people who love you don't feel like they're annoying you!
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Written by Mark Mulcahy
Performed by Mark Mulcahy
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Nice little film
21 August 2009 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Jennifer Aniston plays Sue Claussen, a lonely traveling saleswoman. In one of her trips she checks in in a roadside motel in Arizona.Mike,played by Steve Zahn, is the son of the owners and he feels attracted to her immediately.Trough little schemes Mike succeeds in seducing Sue and they spend a night together. Eventually Sue checks out of the motel;however Mike can't let go of her and flies across the country to meet her. There is a lot more to the story but I don't want to give anything away.But make no mistake, this indie is much more then your typical romantic comedy.It bursts with originality,humor and sweetness.Both Mike and Sue are looking for something meaningful in life but while Mike pursues what he wants(in this case,Sue) Sue holds back fearing for the complications of being involved with someone like Mike and for the complications of life itself. The soundtrack was good and Mrs. Aniston had plenty of charisma as always but the film belongs undeniably to Steve Zahn. Amazing performance. He plays Mike in a way that its impossible not to feel devoted for his character.


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