• Released
  • August 8, 1997
  • R , 1 hr 27 min
  • Comedy Drama
    Reunion Films
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Career Girls Synopsis
Two former schoolmates (Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman) reunite in London.
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Austin Chronicle

An abundance of feeling plays across the faces of his two leads; Cartlidge and Steadman bring to light every flicker of awkwardness,...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
In the entrancing frames of Career Girls, nothing extraordinary happens and everything is revealed. [26 Sep.1997, p.E8]
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Career Girls doesn't have the sweep of Secrets & Lies, nor the venom of Naked (which also featured the riveting Cartlidge). But in the small...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
So intense and warm are Leigh's feelings for his characters, that we may remember Hannah and Annie long afterward as old friends --...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It isn't easy to get close to these two women. But the effort yields a rewarding take on the resiliency and therapeutic importance of...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What is the use of a film like this? It inspires reflection... Mike Leigh's films realize that for most people, most days, life consists of...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Career Girls is a wonderful diversion -- expert film making that's all the more effective because it seems so natural and effortless. The...
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70

Variety

By Todd McCarthy
Mike Leigh has made one of his most modest pictures, although one that offers quite a few laughs and other quirky pleasures.
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70

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
There is the sense that Mr. Leigh, whose unusual collaborative method with actors is an essential facet of his writing and direction, is...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Despite an 87-minute running time, the movie takes a long time to get rolling, and even fellow Leigh enthusiasts may wonder whether the...
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