I can see all the early-90s comedy things going on here, meaning this film’s comedy is over-exaggerated. It’s a nice time capsule back to Target-in-the-90s, which doesn’t look that different than Target in 2017.* Frank Whaley gives it his all, but this was, alas, not a star making turn for him, though it was a solid resume builder for Jennifer Connelly.**
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home, catching up with a John Hughes film I had missed.***
*Though I am not a regular patron of Target, so perhaps there are nuances?
**It’s also one of those movies where the female motivation (specifically, her relationship to Whaley) doesn’t really make a ton of sense, but is, instead, a plot device.
***Sadly, John Hughes in the 90s is a like Cameron Crowe after Almost Famous: not nearly as satisfying as before.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/1991/career_opportunities.html