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Career Girls (1997)

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

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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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Box Office

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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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The main characters' names "Hannah" and "Annie" are etymologically the same name. See more »

Quotes

Claire: Is that eczema?
Annie: No, it's dermatitis.
Hannah: Well, it's better than determine-itis which is what I've got.
[Slaps herself on her forehead]
Hannah: Let's face it.
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Spoofs Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Let's Go To Bed
Performed by The Cure
Written by Robert Smith & Laurence Tolhurst
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adorable film
20 August 2003 | by (home) – See all my reviews

I've seen a lot of Mike Leigh's films and while I know that Career Girls isn't considered by most critics his best film, I think it's his most touching (at least from the ones I have seen). Annie and Hannah were roomates in college for 4 years, after they graduated Annie returned to her hometown and now 6 years later she's visiting her old friend in London for the first time in those 6 years. Re-uniting with old friends is something that has happened to all of us and always brings back the most bittersweet memories. This is a beautiful film and I recommend it to everyone.


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