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Career Opportunities (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 29 March 1991 (USA)
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Jim is the dorky son of a local cement contractor who lives at home and has no direction. Josie is the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy businessman who dreams of leaving town. When Jim is ... See full summary »

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Jim is the dorky son of a local cement contractor who lives at home and has no direction. Josie is the gorgeous daughter of a wealthy businessman who dreams of leaving town. When Jim is locked inside a Target store on his first night as the overnight janitor, he discovers Josie, who fell asleep while contemplating shoplifting. Now locked in together, the pair learns they have a lot in common. Little do they know that two petty criminals are on the lam and looking for a place to hide. Written by <TSPAJB@Lure.LaTrobe.edu.au>

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29 March 1991 (USA)  »

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One Wild Night  »

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$11,336,986
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Barry Corbin appears as a police officer. He played the Sheriff in another Jennifer Connelly movie, The Hot Spot (1990). See more »

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Jim and Josie find time to remove their rollerskates and put their shoes back on before hiding in the dressing room, See more »

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Gil Kinney: You know, if my foot could talk...
Nestor Pyle: Easy...
Gil Kinney: ...it would say, "May I please go up this geek's ass!"
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Spoofs The Deer Hunter (1978) See more »

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Don't Quit
Written by Jimmy "Senya" Haynes
Performed by Caron Wheeler
Courtesy of EMI, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
By arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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this movie is much deeper than most think
22 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I get such a kick out of all the comments that mention how beautiful Jennifer Connelly is. Basically because in this movie that's all Josie's ever heard... how she's such a great piece of a$$ ("the town tease"), and the redundancy of these comments she's encountered up to now has her almost proud of that fact. "... I never tease..." But the truth is, nobody cares who she is as a person (including you the viewer), and that kills her. Those that have criticized and commented on the movie are actually characters IN the movie. As we comment on how beautiful Connelly is, we in turn become a part of Josie's past, and we are responsible for who she is now. Add the issues of her father, who only threatens her (and the cop) with abuse and attempts of control. Josie is physically beautiful, but that is her main problem. She's a really f'ed up chick. She is a temporary trophy, until something better comes along. And being that negative attention is better than no attention at all, you can understand what brought her to the store in the first place. When Jim tells Josie of his dream of her, she instantly thinks "sex"... cause up until this point in her life, that all she has to offer anyone. She is instantly caught off guard when Jim suggests a simple dance, one that he's been dreaming of since the 7th grade. And of all the people Josie has ever been with, Jim is the first gentleman she's ever met. And for the first time in both of their lives, a true connection is made. Yes, the Home Alone skits are below average, but for me, the problem is that they take away from the connection that the two leads are making. The best part of this whole movie is the unspoken dialogue between Connelly and Whaley, as they tried desperately to comfort each other in this time of chaos. Whaley has most of the creative dialogue, but Connelly's character is the one of interest (and issues). This is a much more psychological romance than most give it credit for.


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