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The Sitter (2011)

R | | Comedy | 9 December 2011 (USA)
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A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

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Marisa Lewis
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Julio (as JB Smoove)
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Rodrigo (as Kevin Hernandez)
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Dr. Pedulla
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Jim Griffith
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Jacolby (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
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Noah is not your typical entertain-the-kids-no-matter-how-boring-it-is kind of sitter. He's reluctant to take a sitting gig; he'd rather, well, be doing anything else, especially if it involves slacking. When Noah is watching the neighbor's kid he gets a booty call from his girlfriend in the city. To hook up with her, Noah takes to the streets, but his urban adventure spins out of control as he finds himself on the run from a maniacal drug lord. Written by 20th Century publicity

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Worst. Babysitter. Ever. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and some violence | See all certifications »

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9 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Un niñero sinvergüenza  »

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$9,851,435 (USA) (9 December 2011)

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$30,538,669 (USA) (9 March 2012)
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Wings Fish Market where Jonah Hill goes to deliver the cash owed to the drug dealer is also the location of the final scene involving all the bike messengers in the movie, Premium Rush. See more »

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When Marisa wigs out at the kids on the sidewalk after running away after minivan crash her hair is about 4 inches longer and she's about 10lbs heavier. Next scene her hair is back to the shorter bob cut and she's lost the weight. See more »

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Noah Griffith: [to Rodrigo] I know you're a little kid, and I know I'm not supposed to say this kind of stuff to you, but fuck you. Fuck you so much. You're a douche.
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Spoofs Adventures in Babysitting (1987) See more »

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Make Love to the Night
11 December 2011 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Seeing more than 100 new movies every year means strict adherence to the "gut instincts" policy of deciding which new movies to see, and which to avoid. A day after the beat down of "Shame", I was desperate for laughter, so I ignored the gut instinct and headed out to see this new comedy. Unfortunately, my gut was correct, and I am still seeking laughter.

David Gordon Green also directed Pineapple Express and Your Highness, neither my style, but both clearly comedies. Jonah Hill has quite the track record of comedy films (Cyrus), and earlier this year made his first foray into drama with "Moneyball". He has also recently lost a tremendous amount of weight, so this was to be his final "fat guy" comedy.

If you have seen the far-superior "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987) with Elisabeth Shue, then you know the basic premise. Hill does his mother a favor by agreeing to babysit her friend's three kids. This proves more challenging than Hill's character expected. The kids are Slater, played by Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are); Blithe, played by Landry Bender; and Rodrigo, played by Kevin Hernandez. The kids, of course, have various afflictions, phobias and disorders ... but none as off the charts as Hill's character.

Without going into detail, the first scene is horrible and the movie somehow proceeds to get worse from there. There is bathroom humor, a run in with a drug dealer (Sam Rockwell), a bitchy girlfriend (Ari Graynor) and a confrontation with a group of African Americans featuring Method Man. Every scene is predictable and generated no laughter from me or hardly anyone else in the theater. I always say that comedies are most difficult genre to review, because everyone has a unique sense of humor ... but this one just offers so very little.


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