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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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Mike Leigh

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Mike Leigh
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katrin Cartlidge ... Hannah
Lynda Steadman Lynda Steadman ... Annie
Kate Byers Kate Byers ... Claire
Mark Benton ... Ricky
Andy Serkis ... Mr. Evans
Joe Tucker ... Adrian
Margo Stanley Margo Stanley ... Ricky's Nan
Michael Healy Michael Healy ... Lecturer
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simplemente amigas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,303, 10 August 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,506,039, 19 October 1997
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Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The only film by Mike Leigh that Roger Ebert had not given four out of four stars. See more »

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Adrian: Vagina. Nice place. Wouldn't want to live there.
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References On the Waterfront (1954) See more »

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adorable film
20 August 2003 | by wildstrawbeSee 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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