Searching for the meaning of life...at Target.
If you love John Hughes' movies...and it's likely many of you
would...then give Career Opportunities a try. It is quite an unusual
teen comedy when compared to the earlier Hughes' catalog of the same
genre. Frank Whaley plays Jim, the "town liar." Though he's fibs about
grandiose adventures, he's really a high school grad stuck in a rut in
a small suburban town. Jim finds an all-night job at Target as the
"night clean-up boy," and on his first night, he finds a bit of
romance, captures some stupid crooks, and mulls over what exactly he
plans on doing with his life.
This isn't a typical John Hughes' setting. Teens (or kids in their
early twenties) are forced to consider what happens next after high
school? Is that to be the best years of their lives? They're forced to
deal with more adult issues than Samantha Baker's boy problems in
Sixteen Candles or socialization issues in The Breakfast Club. Career
Opportunity, although it is a comedy, deals with some rather sensitive
issues. For example, Jennifer Connely plays a rich girl who addresses
issues of abuse, though the writers don't dwell on it for more than a
minute or two. But on the other hand, the movie does address a few of
those things typical of John Hughes's films, particularly that of the
class differences (Whaley's character is blue-collar, while Connelly's
character "owns the collective wealth of the whole town.")
Nonetheless, it is a somewhat funny film that has its moments. Frank
Whaley gets to have fun with the merchandise while working alone at
Target. The Mulroney brothers appear as two of the dumbest crooks
trying to rob the store. And there's good stuff with Jim's boss, played
by William Forsythe, and his interviewer, portrayed by John Candy. Even
the folks are funny. And, it's got a super soundtrack.
If you like it, I recommend checking out more Whaley and Connelly
titles as they are great, yet highly underrated actors (and even after
Connelly won the Oscar for her role in 'The House of Sand and Fog'). Go
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career opportunities is a great movie really funny!.
A guilty pleasure!!
Should I be embarassed to say this is one of me and my friends' all time
A.) I LOVE the being locked in Target concept. From trying on all the
clothes, trying out the products, eating the free food while using the
silverware and plates that are suposed to be on sale in the store.
Rollerskating through the aisles, turning the lights on and off, blasting
the music, using the storewide intercom to give fake speeches, riding bikes
etc....I want to be "night clean up girl"!!
B.) SO many quotable lines: "Excuse me, I have to clean dead flies out of
the lighting fixtures", "May I have this laundered? It smells a bit like
Darnell", "Reverend Harwell gave me the finger last week", and my all time
favorite when the guy is leaving Jim alone in the store "You better stay out
of the ladies undergoods".
C.) Most of the cast is GREAT! Especially Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friends
Wedding) as one of the thieves. Frank Whaley is a riot as the loser, and
Jennifer Connelly is calm and cool as the beautiful love interest who hates
True - besides the one liners, the writing/story line is really lame, and
it's no movie masterpiece b any means, but it's DAMN funny. Rent it for some