• Jordan Garren

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Jordan Garren 30 Jan, 2015

    Having not seen this movie in nearly two decades, I decided to revisit it. When beautiful Chris (Elizabeth Shue) is stood up by her boyfriend, she takes on a babysitting job, that turns into an insane adventure through the mean streets of Chicago. It's kind of like THE WARRIORS meets FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF.

    Shue isn't too hard on the eyes, and both Keith Coogan (Brad) and Anthony Rapp (Daryl) play well of each other. However its Maia Brewton that…

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  • Michael "PhantomKnight" Dennos

    ★★★ Watched by Michael "PhantomKnight" Dennos 29 Jan, 2015

    Adventures in Babysitting is one of those movies soaked in "80's-isms", and while some of the time an aspect like that can work against a film, it mostly works in this film's favor. There's a certain cute charm to the movie and the main group is fairly endearing for the most part, especially Elizabeth Shue. Even the youngest kid, a type of character who more often than not can be pretty annoying or overwritten in movies such as this, was…

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  • Alex Repole

    ★★★★ Watched by Alex Repole 27 Jan, 2015 2

    What an entertaining watch!
    80s cult is definitely one of the greatest 'genre' of film.

    The babysitter blues really got me going, was in tears.

    "Well he came up to me and he asked me if I wanted to dance"

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  • Erix Antoine

    ★★★ Rewatched by Erix Antoine 24 Jan, 2015

    This is the reason so many of us young boys developed a crush on Elizabeth Shue in the 80s.

    This movie.

    It's pretty funny. Chris Columbus made his bones as the screenwriter of several quirky kiddie movies. But he didn't write his directorial debut... As such, it's a madcap misadventure in the John Hughes mold.

    It comes off a little bit like a noir variation on Ferris Bueller's Day Off. It actually resembles that movie quite a bit, as far…

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  • Eric Omar Rodriguez

    ★★★★ Added by Eric Omar Rodriguez

    This movie is so awesome and so funny what a movie so so funny great movie soon this movie is al time favorite film list so funny and so entreatment greta exellent...

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  • Ian Bradley

    Watched by Ian Bradley 25 Feb, 1988

    AKA: A Night On The Town

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  • Megan Baker

    ★★★ Watched by Megan Baker 21 Jan, 2015

    Any movie that starts off with a lip syncing dancing has already won my heart. Adventures in Babysitting is a "and then hi-jinx ensue" type of movie. Anything bad that can happen does happen as babysitter Elizabeth Shue and her 3 babysat companion travel from the suburbs into the city Chicago and encounter carjackers, murderous truck drivers and Vincent D'Onofrio. It has the light hearted 80's fare, a mix of John Hughes and Porky's. The movie is pretty white (though…

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  • Daniel Bigler

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel Bigler 18 Jan, 2015

    Oh! Now I finally understand Abed's line when he says, "You look like Elizabeth Shue." I've always wondered about that.

    (Yes, file this under "kids these days and their lack of appreciation for '80s teen stars." Hmmph. Young people.)

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  • Josh1126h

    ★★★ Rewatched by Josh1126h 18 Jan, 2015

    Don't fuck with the babysitter!

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  • salpi

    Added by salpi

    bad

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  • Carl Sandell

    ★★★ Watched by Carl Sandell 04 Jan, 2015

    This is a fun entry in the crazy night genre. Childkilling mobsters having a meeting at a garage, pervy kids doing constant Playboy product placement, and a little girl obsessed with Thor. You can't really go wrong with that.

    I like the running gag about Elizabeth Shue's age. Nobody believes that she is 17, because she was really in her mid 20s. And the kid that she keeps humiliating by calling a kid was actually 17. It's like they are daring the viewer to suspend disbelief. If you can accept Shue being 17, then everything else will seem credible as well.

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  • Andrew Jupin

    ★★★½ Watched by Andrew Jupin 03 Jan, 2015

    Totally solid 80's comedy. A film made in that glorious time when children could swear, everyone was casually smoking and a gaggle of lame white kids could accidentally run into a blues club and still have a good time.

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