Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities (1991)

An irresponsible young man finds employment as a night-shift janitor at a department store. During his shift, he finds a young woman in the store after hours who is the daughter of a wealthy and abusive man and the two dream of impulsively… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: March 29, 1991
DVD Release Date: October 27, 1998
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

[The film] has plenty of absorbing characters, smart, snappy dialog and delightful stretches of comic foolery.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Career Opportunities plays like a hodgepodge of Hughes' greatest hits.

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TV Guide

An entertaining film with interesting characters the viewer can actually care about.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Scenes like the one in which Jimmy's father eats fried chicken dipped in peanut butter should appeal to kids of all ages.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

If we didn't know from other, better Hughes movies what the themes and emotional registers were supposed to be, it's hard to say that this would be able to supply them itself.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Mediocre teen pic, with a memorable Connelly performance

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Jennifer Connelly is very easy to look at. Career Opportunities isn't.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Let's be honest, the only reasons to watch this movie are Jennifer Connelly in a skintight tank top rollerskating and riding an electric pony.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Tolerable only for Jennifer Connelly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Nice good time. A good chance to see Frank Whaley talent in this characteristic Hughes romantic comedy.
Doctor Strangeblog
Frank Whaley is likable as a perpetual truth stretcher who takes a job is there overnight janitor at a target where he encounters beautiful Richgirl and want… More
Aj V
I loved this light romantic comedy, Connelly is beautiful and charming and cute, and it's funny, what's not to like?
Lauren Donis
I was slightly obsessed with Frank Whaley at the time I watched this and so that made it enjoyable enough for me to sit through it. Other than that, it was… More
Cassandra Maples
This could of been a Hughes all time classic, I enjoyed it right up to the part Whaley stopped parading around in his underwear, (oh this sick mind of mine.)… More
Jim Woehr
Sue me, but I enjoyed this critically....bashed romantic comedy. Well, mostly just because Jennifer Connelly is hot as.....a hot girl who stays the night at a… More