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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.

Director:

Stephen Belber

Writer:

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 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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A touching comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Although it's implied Steve Zahn is quite young (even making a comparison of him to a young twenties co-worker of Jennifer Aniston during a montage) he was actually forty years old, two years older than Jennifer Aniston. One year and 4 months difference. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mike: Maryland is for... lovers. Bumper sticker?
Sue Claussen: Virginia. Virginia is for lovers. Maryland is for crabs.
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Official Dog-Punk Consultant: Jeremy Norton See more »


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Cookie Jar
Written by Mark Mulcahy
Performed by Mark Mulcahy
Courtesy of The Mezzotint Label
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"Management" is a good judge of character
22 January 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

Mike (Steve Zahn) is a hapless young man stuck in Arizona; Sue (Jennifer Aniston) is a young career woman on the move all over the country. He thinks he has something special with her but she just views his actions as inappropriate.

Aniston's Sue comes across as mature and diplomatic—very different than Rachel and her other recent characters. While Steve Zahn's character was very well written. He's very awkward and inexperienced around women and his use of words shows that perfectly and humorously. He's also very observant and a good judge of character. These characteristics help him build a connection with Sue and move the film forward.

At times, the structure of the story drags the film down a bit. The beginning is about introducing the characters and the second half has a more active plot when we meet Sue's on-again, off-again, and on-again boyfriend Janga (Woody Harrelson) and Mike gets closer to sorting out his life. The two halves aren't connected as well as they could have been but there is a bit of subdued humour sprinkled throughout.

"Management" is just a romantic comedy, but it has better written humour than most in the genre and much better written characters. I recommend it for its cute performances by Aniston and Zahn and for the little bit of inspiration that such real and developed characters can provide.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

15 May 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Madras, Oregon, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$378,000, 17 May 2009

Gross USA:

$934,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,566,648
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1.85 : 1
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