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Career Girls (1997)

 -  Drama  -  8 August 1997 (USA)
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2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.

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Mrs. Burton, Ricky's Nan
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Career girls opens with a train journey towards London's Kings Cross where Annie, one of the major characters is about to meet her old university friend Hannah. She recalls moving into a grotty student flat with Hannah in the mid-eighties. In those days Annie was self conscious and jumpy. The pair have not seen one another since graduation. They both now have moderately successful careers and are, at least on the surface, self assured in their new lives. However, they are still carrying a lot of emotional baggage from their university days. During the course of a weekend they rediscover their close friendship and encounter many faces from the past. Written by Sophie Cockcroft

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All Hannah wanted was a roommate... instead she got a best friend. See more »

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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$93,303 (USA) (8 August 1997)

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$2,506,039 (USA) (17 October 1997)
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Hannah: [to Ricky at the pub] Excuse me! Do you think your ample form has anything to do with the fact that you stuff your face? Or is it that you're not getting enough sex, may-be?
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Great combination!
22 May 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The combination of Alison Steadman and the stunningly talented Katrin Cartlidge make for a very quirky but really down-to-earth film.

Although it was slated heavily for being OTT i think the characters are so true to life. We all must've known certain folk back in the early 80s who were of a similar character to those portrayed here.

Katrin Cartlidges' death is a HUGE loss. She was one of the most talented and beautiful actresses who fitted in so well when directed by Mike Leigh.

If you fond of films containing humorous British nostalgia and are fed up with the false, glitzy, Hollywood -influenced exterior that seems to be the winning trade mark these days, then this is the sort of film for you.

Let's see more films about REAL life, warts and all, (like this one) for a change!


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