Worst. Babysitter. Ever.
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.
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If you are under the supervision of a mental health professional or have just been fed mashed banana, carry on.
It’s not big, it’s not clever and it most certainly isn’t funny.
I don’t want to call David Gordon Green a sellout *cough*he is a sellout*cough* but his recent journey into bland mainstream comedy is rather depressing. Where once he was compelled to make interesting independent character studies now we get comedies devoid of laughs. Jonah Hill proved he could actually be both funny and sort of endearing in 21 Jump Street but here he is back to familiar and unwelcome territory. The three kids, including Where the Wild Things Are’s Max Records, do their best in roles that elicit few laughs which means Green relies on Sam Rockwell as a drug dealer to bring any real colour or interest to the film. Sadly, even he struggles with a broad and obvious script that goes for lowest common denominator targets.
I wish I had just re-watched Adventures in Babysitting.
I had a whole review going addressing how ridiculous/ludicrous/insane/bonkers/unbelievable it is that people will give comedies like Horrible Bosses and Bridesmaids pass/praise and then will dump all over a comedy like this. But, then firefox crashed and I lost all my eloquently written words. Thus, I will just write that The Sitter is much better than most comedies, and I like it.
The latest entry in David Gordon Green's controversial Bad Filmmaker series finds him squandering his talents in such a repulsive, seemingly deliberate way that it makes you question, for a moment, whether he was ever any good at all. Jonah Hill has never been less appealing, and it's totally unclear who this movie is for - it seems to have been engineered to scandalize ten year old boys, but it's rated R and is completely inappropriate for really anyone to watch.
"Soul baby, keep it in control baby."
With a run time that doesn't even hit 80 minutes, The Sitter skips a long at a fast pace and thankfully doesn't over stay its welcome. The movie is constantly moving from location to location, all of which are visually interesting in my opinion. I especially like the inventiveness of Sam Rockwell's hangout, as well as the whole meat head gang thing. Even though this was a third time watch, I still laughed a fair bit, and really just enjoyed my time watching the film. You can do a lot worse than this movie.
So. Fucking. Bad. I need to watch Adventures in Babysitting to cleanse my palate.
In a week where I've been seeing a lot of movies that harken back to other movies, The Sitter stands out as the one that people told me not to watch. I'm not entirely sure why. It's a drug fueled re-appropriation of a story covered in Adventures in Babysitting. It might not have the same caring touch as the older film, but it has a great Sam Rockwell performance.
I guess nobody saw this movie or something? This was honestly one of the better Jonah Hill movies that I've seen. I even preferred it to my most recent JH viewing, This is the End. In fact, Moneyball aside, I think it might be tied for his best performance, right up there with Superbad.
Does this sound like hyperbole for a film that you probably didn't hear anything about? Cuz it is. And the only reason I can fathom that I didn't hear anything about it either is that there isn't a person on the planet that saw it. Seriously, what the fuck?
Also, in case you're wondering, yes, this movie is basically a remake of Adventures in Babysitting, albeit not exactly, but it's pretty damn close. Great performances all around and some high quality fast-talking Jonah Hill action. Also Sam Rockwell was in the mix, so it earns some bonus points for that. Highly recommended.
The babysitting movie has been a staple in cinema since the 1980′s. This particular niche film has produced some very memorable movies worth seeing over the years. From Mr. Mom to Uncle Buck to Adventures In Babysitting, the babysitting movie has given us some solid laughs and entertainment. Sure, most of the time the plot is ridiculous, and yeah, the kids are usually annoying, but its a situation a lot of people can relate to. Whether you’ve babysat as a job or just had to watch your younger siblings from time to time there’s always something in these movies that makes you go “oh man, I remember when _____ did something like that.”. The Sitter didn’t really add anything new to the genre, but it certainly wasn’t the worst of it’s kind either...
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Way more entertaining than everyone had me thinking.
Dear David Paulin, Costume Ager/Dyer,
Hi there. I am surprised you were required for this movie. Yours sounds like a job more befitting an historical epic or meticulous art film. You're not just making the clothes-you're giving everything the proper aging by hand. That has to serve a purpose. But if the rest of the movie is just going through the motions, what exactly did they need you for?... (CONT'D)
Not funny, Not withy, Not well thought of, his night's a mess and so is this film.
I thought the movie was very enjoyable. The kids were hilarious and I really did feel for the gay one. Jonah Hill acting was great. Good movie./
Quite a funny movie with interesting characters. The kids have complex personalities and the sitter has problems of his own. The movie has all the ingredients of a roller coaster comedy but I did not feel it went anywhere exciting.
Worst movie I have seen since "Dinner for Schmucks." Jonah Hill does not work as a solo comedic actor; he needs people to play off of and make him seem more ridiculous. In this movie he is basically alone with a bunch of kids the entire film, and the jokes just don't work.