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Career Opportunities (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  29 March 1991 (USA)
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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... 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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The German title "Kevins Cousin allein im Supermarkt" references to "Home Alone" (1990) and "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" (1992), which were all written and produced by John Hughes. See more »

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After Jim counts the $52,000 he goes to smell the money, which reveals the bottom bills are $1 bills, not $100. See more »

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Josie: Big store.
Jim Dodge: Huge.
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Spoofs Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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No redeeming value
19 October 2005 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

Yikes.

I can't believe I'm saying this about a film with Jennifer Connelly in it. I mean, issues of People magazine with her in it have more purpose.

But not Career Opportunities. These actors have done amazing work like Requiem for a Dream, Once upon a Time in America, A midnight Clear and Pulp Fiction, but skip this one. It is not in the same league. I'm fine with top actors doing a 'fun film' (Joe Pesci in Home alone e.g.) but fun doesn't need to = poorly directed.

It's jaw droppingly pointless, not funny and a waste of even a Netflix evening.


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