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Career Opportunities (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 29 March 1991 (USA)
Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target... See full summary »

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Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room, and awakes to find that she is locked in the store overnight with the janitor, Jim, the town "no hoper" and liar. A decision to go to L.A. is established, but first they must get through the night. A relationship develops, only to be interrupted by a break in by two petty criminals. Written by <TSPAJB@Lure.LaTrobe.edu.au>

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He took the job that no one wanted...and got the girl that everyone did. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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29 March 1991 (USA)  »

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One Wild Night  »

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$11,336,986 (USA)
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When Josie is looking through the cassette tapes, one of the visible titles is the soundtrack for The Breakfast Club, also written by John Hughes. See more »

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While walking at gunpoint between the electronics department and the snack bar, Josie finds time to put on a bra. See more »

Quotes

Jim Dodge: [Jim to his dad] I'm getting a feeling that you want me out of your life.
Bud Dodge: I don't want you out of my life, I want you out of my house.
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Features Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) See more »

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Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
Written and Performed by Johnny Clegg
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Jennifer Connelly in Tank Top is a Sight to See
28 February 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A stupid film written by John Hughes that rehashes many ideas from his best teen comedies from the 1980s. One thing I don't like about this film the Home Aloneish element of the film that doesn't belong here. Career Opportunities(1991) is about a constant liar who is one day stuck during work at night with the most beautiful girl in town. The best scenes are when the two people let out their emotions. Frank Whaley is barely passable as Jim Dodge.

Jennifer Connelly gives a performance as the unhappy rich young woman named Josie McClellan in a film that is unworthy of such a brilliant performance. I really enjoyed the scenes that included John Candy and wish there were more scenes with him. One thing I know is that if I was stuck in a closed place with a woman as gorgeous as Jennifer Connelly I would be ecstatic. For anyone who wants to see Career Opportunities just to see Jennifer Connelly glide and walk around in a tank top than go for it. For anyone else who wants to see the movie itself then don't bother.


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