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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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Stephen Belber

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Stephen Belber

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Aniston ... Sue
Steve Zahn ... Mike
Margo Martindale ... Trish
Fred Ward ... Jerry
James Hiroyuki Liao ... Al
Woody Harrelson ... Jango
Katie O'Grady ... Corporate Bliss Receptionist
Yolanda Suarez Yolanda Suarez ... Marissa
Kevin Heffernan ... Jed
Don Burns Don Burns ... Businessman (as Don Stewart Burns)
Kimberly Howard Kimberly Howard ... Colleague
Collin Crowley Collin Crowley ... Wally
Gilberto Martin del Campo ... Priest
Mark Boone Junior ... Jack (as Mark Boone Jr.)
Garfield Wedderburn Garfield Wedderburn ... Bus Driver
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A lekoptathatatlan See more »

Filming Locations:

Madras, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$375,916, 17 May 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$933,224, 2 August 2009
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 and 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 this movie 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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Connections

References An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Feel Like Makin' Love
Written by Paul Rodgers and Mick Ralphs
Performed by Matt Sweeney
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Pleasantly surprising
7 December 2009 | by sborders1969See 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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