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Career Girls (1997)

R | | 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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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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$93,303, 10 August 1997, Limited Release

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$2,506,039, 19 October 1997
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The only film by Mike Leigh that Roger Ebert had not given four out of four stars. See more »

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Annie: I'll cook you some pasta, like the old days.
Hannah: Living in the pasta.
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References The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) See more »

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The Caterpillar
Performed by The Cure
Written by Robert Smith & Laurence Tolhurst
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Not Leigh's best, but still very involving!
16 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

As a life-long Mike Leigh fan, I first saw CAREER GIRLS on its cinema release a couple of years ago. No, it didn't make quite the same impact as (for example) NAKED or SECRETS AND LIES, but nonetheless it does boast impressive and detailed performances from its lead actors. Katrin Cartlidge's work was always intense and magnetic (I was lucky enough to see her on stage in Theatre de Complicite's MNEMONIC in 1998) - and her recent, tragic death from septicaemia in September 2002, aged 41, was a desperately sad loss to top-notch acting and independent film making.


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