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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities
Starring:
Jennifer Connelly, Frank Whaley and Dermot Mulroney


Rated: PG-13  
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: March 29, 1991

A silly comedy which showcases the beauty of Jennifer Connelly in John Hughue's new comedy. He uses part of The Breakfast Club and part of his hit Home Alone, but this script is far too silly to catch on.

It revolves around a teen who is a failure at work and is known as the town liar. His father forces him to work as the night janitor in a large department store. While locked in at night he finds Connelly hiding in the store. They dance on roller skates, watch TV, eat, discuss their high school years and analyze their lives. Two of the dumbest thieves ever on screen also become part of the limited script.

Jennifer Connelly deserves a better vehicle. She as the Alice in Wonderland character in Labyrinth and the innocent lover of Don Johnson in The Hot Spot. In this film she appears to be in the center of an amateurish adventure which flows around her. She is very attractive and believable as the high school girl whom the town failure sees as far above him. The role requires little more than the ability to roller skate and smile. In The Hot Spot, her presence and silent allure became the focus of the film; perhaps it was direction that made the difference. However, Ms. Connelly has a striking presence on the screen and deserves better material.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
Career Opportunities  D   D+                     D 

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