Career Opportunities (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

Career Opportunities (1991)



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In this comedy, while working after hours as the night janitor at a department store, a young man discovers a beautiful young woman hiding out. The two strike up a romantic relationship, which is put on hold when thieves break into the store.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Hughes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 27, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video


Frank Whaley
as Jim Dodge
Jennifer Connelly
as Josie McClellan
Dermot Mulroney
as Nestor Pyle
Kieran Mulroney
as Gil Kinney
John M. Jackson
as Bud Dodge
Jenny O'Hara
as Dotty Dodge
Noble Willingham
as Roger Roy McClellan
Nada Despotovich
as Penny Dodge
Reid Binion
as Cal Dodge
Barry Corbin
as Officer Don
Denise Galik
as Lorraine
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Bob Bosenbeck
Dan Albright
as Dave Hockner
RonReaco Lee
as 3rd Boy
Danny Nelson
as Gas Station Owner
Lou Walker
as Farmer in Cafe
Benji Wilhoite
as Stock Boy
Troy M. Gilbert
as Boy in Car
John Candy
as Store Manager
Paige Pollack
as Voiceover
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Critic Reviews for Career Opportunities

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

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

Full Review… | January 8, 2008
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 29, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 16, 2012
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Audience Reviews for Career Opportunities

Nice good time. A good chance to see Frank Whaley talent in this characteristic Hughes romantic comedy.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


I loved this light romantic comedy, Connelly is beautiful and charming and cute, and it's funny, what's not to like?

Aj V

Super Reviewer


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.) I'll say it loud and clear to everyone who has failed to realize it, " Whaley Rules! ". I think this movie loses what ever it had going for it, when a straight forward plot, which leads to lotsa dead writing, and a film that seems rushed together to make air time. This could have been a wonderful impromptu, since Whaley is a natural riot, and Connely can hold her own. But instead we get a lesson in bad writing, crippled production, and wasted casts. Oh what this could have been.

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

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