Career Opportunities – Filtered

Theatrical Release: March 29, 1991
DVD Release: October 27, 1998


Josie, the daughter of the town’s wealthiest businessman, faces problems at home and wishes to leave home, but is disorientated. Her decision is finalized after she falls asleep in a Target dressing room, and awakes to find that she is locked in the store overnight with the janitor, Jim, the town “no hoper” and liar. A decision to go to L.A. is established, but first they must get through the night. A relationship develops, only to be interrupted by a break-in by two petty criminals.

Dove Review

Jim is a young adult who dreams larger-than-life dreams and becomes known as the town liar because of all the stories he tells. He is constantly being fired from his jobs because of his daydreaming and irresponsibility and his parents decide that if he cannot pay them rent, he has to get out of their house. So, he takes a job at Target as the night janitor. After being locked in the store to do his work, his daydreaming takes over and he makes a ridiculous mess of the store while using the products and snacking in the food aisles. Much to his surprise, a pretty girl (who wouldn’t even look his way in high school) has stayed in the store and joins him in the “fun”. They end up in trouble when two guys try and rob the store and together they come up with a plan to turn things around.

This could have been a pretty good movie, and at first I thought it was- until they added a sexual aspect to it. There was quite a bit of talk about having sex, implied sex, and multiple innuendos. The guy, Jim, was also shown as irresponsible and there was no punishment for the way he destroyed the store and ate all the food he wanted from the aisles and food court. In the end, he ended up looking like the good guy when, in fact, he was the one always getting into trouble. There is mild language in the film such as “pri*k” and “but*head.” Also be warned that a man eats food from a foodcourt without paying for it.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Talk about having sex, it's implied that guy and girl had sex, guy touches girl’s breast with his foot, guy and girl kiss a couple times.
Language: None
Violence: A picture of a dead man with a gunshot wound.
Drugs: Smoking
Nudity: Guy in underwear, low-cut shirt, cleavage.
Other: None


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: John Hughes
Director: Bryan Gordon
Producer: Hunt Lowry
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 83 min.
Reviewer: Sarah Bennor