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Career Opportunities [DVD] [1991] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Actors: Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, Dermot Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney, John M. Jackson
  • Directors: Bryan Gordon
  • Writers: John Hughes
  • Producers: Andi Capoziello, Cliff T.E. Roseman, Hunt Lowry, John Hughes, Lora Lee
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Oct 1998
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: 0783229151
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,481 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Josie, the daughter of the town's wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room, and awakes to find that she is locked in the store overnight with the janitor, Jim, the town "no hoper" and liar. A decision to go to L.A. is established, but first they must get through the night. A relationship develops, only to be interrupted by a break in by two petty criminals.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By babyday on 3 Mar 2012
Format: DVD
One of my fave comedies from the 90s,its about a hapless guy who takes a job as a cleaner at a superstore only to find himself locked in for the night on his own,to clean the night away! well he thinks hes on his own until he finds that the towns beautiful rich girl (played by Jennifer connelly)is locked in with him too.Also has a fun subplot about 2 bungling burglars,its feel good fun from director John hughes & will appeal to anyone who appreciates his movies as this has elements of his other stuff such as 'breakfast club',aswell as Jen connelly or Frank whaley fans of course!
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75 of 84 people found the following review helpful
It's Got Jennifer Connelly 23 Dec 2002
By "eldarkinhof" - Published on
Format: DVD
This movie is all right, I suppose. Jennifer Connelly is in it, long before her Academy Award for "A Beautiful Mind," when she started looking like Lara Flynn Boyle thrown under a steamroller. The story is fairly lightweight, a bit of thinly comic fluff about Jennifer Connelly and some other guy whose name doesn't matter getting stuck in a Target store after hours. Unfortunately, just as the story really gets going, with Jennifer Connelly roller-skating around in tight pants and a dangerously overstressed T-shirt, an unwelcome plot twist intrudes in the form of two burglars, who are neither absurd enough to be funny nor threatening enough to be dramatic. At any rate, Jennifer Connelly is in it.
One highlight of the movie is a scene where Jennifer Connelly, without roller skates but still in the T-shirt, goes for a ride on one of those drug store mechanical ponies. Sadly, even in the DVD version of this film, this important scene was cut far too short in favor of the less compelling themes of the script. Still -- Jennifer Connelly. In a T-shirt. Riding a mechanical pony in her T-shirt. Jennifer Connelly is doing this.
So, even though it's not exactly Schindler's List, I give this film 4 stars -- 2 each -- for Jennifer Connelly.
Did I mention Jennifer Connelly?
Jennifer Connelly. Thank you.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Ride that pony! 15 Jun 2001
By A Customer - Published on
Format: DVD
Yes, it's an okay film. In some ways, it anticipates later films such as "Raising Arizona." It never reaches the level of hilarity, but it has one undeniable strength:
Jennifer Connelly rides a K-Mart-style mechanical pony for about five minutes. That's worth the price of the DVD alone.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Come on, guys, be honest 11 Dec 2000
By A customer - Published on
Folks, any guy's review in here that has anything to do with cinematic technique is a shameless ruse. This movie is about two things and two things only -- Jennifer Connelly's breasts. Period; end of story. It's why the movie was made, why she was hired for the part, why she wore that clingy white top, and why it even made it to video. Guys, you know I'm not lying.
That's why I gave it four stars and not five -- I couldn't divide five evenly.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A simple fun 83 minutes. 5 Dec 2005
By H3@+h - Published on
Format: DVD
Though this film was released in the early 90's, it has a very 80's feel to it, compliments of John Hughes maybe. It's your typical teen comedy in many ways, just not one of the better ones. The plot was rather weak, though it did make me wonder what I would do stuck in a store overnight. Frank Whaley did a decent job as the town liar/geek/loser. Also the ending was fairly abrupt, and made you wonder what happened to everyone. However, there were two things in the film that were literally outstanding, and both of them were in Jennifer Connelly's tank-top. A must for fans of hers.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
One Of The Last Really Decent John Hughes Movies 13 July 2011
By DarthJustice - Published on
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Career Opportunities I first discovered on television one late night years ago in the 90s. After recently remembering it, I knew I had to buy it and see it again. So how did it stand up for my second viewing, and the first in over a decade?

I enjoyed it. Isn't that enough for any movie?

Seriously, what we have here is a movie about a 20-something year old guy named Jim. Jim is someone who compulsively lies, not out of hurtful spite but of esteem building exaggeration. It's also implied (or perhaps stated in not so many words) that Jim has monophobia, the fear of being alone. Enter Jennifer Connelly's character, Josie, who is the daughter of the town's wealthiest man. Like true John Hughes form, Josie is very unhappy with her father and living with him.

After being fired, Jim gets a job as a janitor at the local Target. However, he soon discovers a job detail not discussed--having to clean up the store after hours where he must stay in the store all night alone. Josie, meanwhile in an effort to embarrass her father, nearly decides to shoplift and get caught but decides otherwise and falls asleep in the dressing room.

Much of the movie is spent with the two characters, who went to school together their entire lives, truly getting to know each other and falling in love.

That, and dealing with a pair of crooks who decide to break into Target.

All in all, Career Opportunities is a fun watch when in a light-hearted kind of mood. It's not the type of movie to watch to get into some serious thought. But it's definitely a fun movie to pop in every so often. If you're a fan of Frank Whaley, Jennifer Connelly, John Hughes, or any combination of the three, and with cameos by the likes of John Candy, then it's definitely worth a pick up, especially at the prices on Amazon.
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