As simple and seemingly stupid as Career Opportunities is, I’ve always been a hardcore fan simply because John Hughes’ script is sprightlier than it might’ve been under someone else’s pen. The free-spirited, hopeful, and pretty innocent characters in the movie are appealing, and both Whaley and Connelly are perfectly cast in what amounts to a lark of a fantasy. It still very much works for me, and it still manages to touch my hopeful romantic heart the same way it did when I was a teenager when I first saw it. Connelly is completely and utterly bodacious in this movie, and she’s hope, lust, love, and dreams all wrapped into one beautiful package. Bryan Gordon directed this lightweight flick. It only runs 83 minutes.
Kino Lorber’s new Blu-ray for Career Opportunities looks sharper than my Universal DVD, and it comes with a new audio commentary by a film critic, plus some trailers.