• PointMan528491

    ★★★½ Watched by PointMan528491 18 Aug, 2011

    It has a tough time deciding between a realistic and more fantastical tone and it borrows from many other 80s flicks, but Adventures in Babysitting is still a fun time thanks to funny characters and the always pleasing Elisabeth Shue.


  • Alesia

    ★★★★★ Watched by Alesia 18 Mar, 2005

    This is a great teen/kid adventure comedy movie with an excellent cast and story. I love it, and I highly recommend it.


  • Andy Summers

    ★★★ Watched by Andy Summers 23 Sep, 2014

    Back in the late eighties there were many of these teen comedies targeting that adolescent market. From the likes of Mannequin or Don't Tell Mom The Babysitters Dead, to Big or even The Goonies, they had cute kids dropped into crazy shenanigans with usually a love interest or two thrown in for good measure. There was always a hot girl, and in the case of this film, step forward Elizabeth Shue as the girl next door with the Playboy centerfold…


  • Lee Howard

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Lee Howard 16 Sep, 2014

    There was a time in the late eighties (or was it even the early nineties?) when if I was asked what's your favourite film ever? ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING wouldn't have been far from my lips. As a kid I grew up on Disney's live-action Touchstone Pictures releases and must've rented this on Vhs dozes upon dozens of times.

    The ludicrous story, the likeable cast, the PG-13 humour, the bizarre references to both PlayBoy and Thor, the soundtrack - consisting of…


  • John Lees

    ★★★★½ Watched by John Lees 16 Sep, 2014

    ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING is a film I've wanted to get round to watching for ages. Whenever I take one of those "How Many 80s Films Have You Seen?" type quizzes, this film has often been one of the only ones I can't tick off. Well, now I can, and I'm left wishing I had seen this sooner, as I can imagine this being one of my favourite movies if I'd seen it as a kid.

    As it stands, though, I…


  • Cobb

    ★★★½ Added by Cobb

    Its all in one night structure and frenetic pace, make this one a classic film of urban adventures. Melancholy and the lovely main character do the rest.


  • Chris

    ★★★ Rewatched by Chris 28 Aug, 2014

    A light-weight and undeniably likeable addition to the suburban paranoia of the city genre. Wonder if it was pitched as After Hours ... for kids!

    When the movie succeeds it's because Shue provides a strong center, and the rest of the young actors are generally not annoying. The main drive of the plot -- being pursued by car thieves -- is unnecessary and the least interesting part of the film. And in a movie with so little at stake, there…


  • Steve Beckley

    ★★★★ Watched by Steve Beckley 23 Aug, 2014

    I finally saw this 80's teen-targeted "one crazy night" movie. It's got to be one of Elisabeth Shue's greatest roles, right in her curly-haired teen girl heyday. You almost think it has to be a John Hughes film, but it's not. This is because it takes kids from the suburbs of Chicago into the city. I found myself forgetting that it was Chicago whenever they're emphasizing the seedy crime element. I think of pre-Guiliani New York whenever this got played…


  • Matt Thomas

    ★★½ Watched by Matt Thomas 21 Aug, 2014

    Contrived yet still cute. Shue gives a good performance.


  • Dan Schindel

    Watched by Dan Schindel 11 Aug, 2014

    "Guys, what if we made The Warriors, but it was ultra whitebread?

    ...No no, much whiter than that.

    ...mmmmm close, but it can be whiter.

    That's the ticket!"

    Jokes aside, this movie is quite fun! I imagine that today a grownup Sara is stalking Chris Hemsworth.


  • Pedro

    ★★★ Watched by Pedro 10 Aug, 2014

    Otra de los 80 que no había visto. Entretenida pero sin destacar gran cosa. Niñera que se queda a cargo de unos niños debe ir a ayudar a una amiga y pasan situaciones absurdas en el trayecto: les roban el coche con ellos dentro, les persigue una banda en busca de una revista Playboy, se meten en un vagón de tren donde hay un enfrentamiento de bandas, les obligan a cantar blues en un escenario, Thor...


  • Patrick Pryor

    ★★½ Watched by Patrick Pryor 09 Aug, 2014

    This is like that scene where Anthony Michael Hall "acts black" in Weird Science extended into an entire movie. Embarrassing. One of the whitest things I've ever seen, even trumping mayonnaise and Donny Osmond . No one wants to hear a comfy middle class babysitter "sing the blues," especially a Chicago blues band.

    Every villain in this film is a punk, thug, CHUD, or pimp. And the babysitter and her wards seem terrified to come in contact with these alien…