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Career Opportunities (1991)

 -  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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Otis
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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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29 March 1991 (USA)  »

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Career Opportunities  »

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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). See more »

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Josie: Big store.
Jim Dodge: Huge.
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Go! (Club Mix)
Written by Daniel Ash (as Ash), Glenn Campling (as Campling) / Kevin Haskins (as K. Haskins)
Performed by Tones on Tail
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Jennifer Connelly - WOW! The movie itself was also alright.
27 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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The phrase "Jennifer Connelly Wow" can be found all over the internet. Hollywood had never seen the likes of Jennifer Connelly before. She is an incredible beauty. I write this 18 years after this movie came out and she still is the hottest woman in Hollywood.

There are favorite scenes of Jennifer - The roller skating scene and the rocking horse scenes are near the top for most guys and they are all over Youtube.

Jennifer can really distract a guy from seeing what takes place in this movie. The first 20 times I saw this, I had the following questions:

1) Does Josey McClelland (Jennifer Connelly) really like Jim Dodge (Frank Whaley)?

2) Since Jim Dodge is considered the town liar and can not seem to hold a job, what does Josey McClelland see in Jim Dodge?

3) If Josey likes Jim so much, why does she leave him in the store and drive off, when she steals the crooks' stolen car? Consider, Josey left Jim locked in a store with two angry criminals that subsequently began to look for him with loaded guns.

Answers - Well the answers are demonstrated and shown by where the movie winds up.

1) Yes - Definitely!

2) She sees that he is honest with her, except for not admitting to himself as well as her, that he does not want to live at home, and he is misunderstood by everyone in this little town including his parents, and everyone sees that Jim is doing something but they call it lying.

3) She knows that those two stupid crooks have easily fallen for Jim's lies and acting previously - They are in no way a match for the talents of Jim Dodge.

Consider the fantasy (from the leading male or Jim Dodge prospective) that those answers prove out: The sexiest woman comes into your store and is locked in with you for the night. The incredible beauty falls for you, big time, and she sees something about you that no one in this town ever saw. She knows that you are better than any problems that might come along, much better. The thing she sees in you has been on display for everyone to look at and you even have a nickname pointing to it, and somehow no one ever looked at the positives related to it, except her. Then you give her a point blank demonstration your talent, showing how you can convince two killers by talking into a radio that you picked off the Target shelf and then talking into some little red book, that they are surrounded by men with guns trained on them. This makes her jump for joy, literally.

She knows the answer that you don't. The answer she forces you to see, move! You are lying to yourself in thinking you like living at home.

Get out of your parents house and get away from this little town and find a place that people appreciate the fact that you are the world's greatest "lier". someone who can easily and naturally make people believe something you are pretending to be.

You are therefore, a super talented ACTOR! She has recognized this from the moment she met you because she shares your talent. She herself is a great actress as she demonstrates when she fools the burglar into htinking she is interested in him, just so she can (as she predicted) steal their car,

You go through the town in one last view of it with her than without even saying goodbye, you move out of your parents house and together with her you go to (you guessed it, the place where actors go)

Hollywood, California, where the story ends up.


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