I read the web-publication Filmmaker Magazine regularly. They publish each month a VOD-calendar with their picks and I have used…
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.
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.
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.
What would you do if you were charged with babysitting three really weird and obnoxious kids? Well, you should probably refrain from going the Jonah Hill route - as in taking them on a nightly car trip to get some blow for your girlfriend.
I'm not gonna spoil too much here, but let's just say that all hell breaks loose, as the pandemonious circumstances take one bad turn after another. Very random and over-the-top, there's not much of a plot to speak of, but it didn't really bother me that much as I had a good time throughout. Kind of like a spin-off with Hill's character in Superbad and almost as funny.
It may be short of a McLovin to…
This comedy has Sam Rockwell playing a drug dealer who stores cocaine in dinosaur eggs, and has a gang of bodybuilders who carry sledge hammers, how is this not your favourite comedy? Sure, the moments with the kids are kind of lame, and the mugshots in the credits are brutal, but the film runs only 80 minutes and has some big time laughs. As well, the film gives props to Gymkata and I Come in Peace, so it has that going for it to.
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.
Weird balance between heartwarming family comedy schlock and some other bizarre unnamed schlock, but Jonah Hill in nice-guy mode works for me. He carries the thing.
A promising start quickly deteriorates into an unfocused mess. Don't waste your time.
Any movie with Sam Rockwell dancing,
even just a little bit,
Disappointing endeavor by David Gordon Green. There are some funny moments but it takes a lot to get the film started.
Absolutely terrible. Sometimes I think David Gordon Green is fantastic and other times I think he might just be a complete hack and good at faking it. This comedy has no direction whatsover, it jumps from sex comedy to dramedy to a surreallist style and there's nothing to pin it all to. Awful script. The scene where Where The Wild Things Are comes out of the closet is one of the dumbest things I've seen in a while. Sam Rockwell was one of the few highlights.
Film 45 of Project365, a project in which I watch a new film every day for a year.
Not a very unique comedy, but it is a fun one. Jonah Hill is hilarious and the supporting cast helps make this an all-around good time.
Argh! So disappointing! I don't find putting kids into dangerous adult situations comedic at all, really. And I have a hard time identifying with a protagonist who does it. Add to that the fact that he's unlikeable, selfish, and incompetent and you've got a movie that doesn't have much appeal for me. DGG, please come back to us!! I know they've kidnapped you and are releasing terrible films in your name and you yourself can't be blamed. But you'll escape and make everything right again, I just know it.
Just as bad after a repeat viewing. One of the few weak links in his (and Green's), body of work.
- Stranger Things
- The Battery
- Berberian Sound Studio
- Breakup at a Wedding
- Dazed and Confused
- After Hours
- License to Drive
- The Night Before
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
Films where a character or characters are up all night and all or most of the film takes place during…
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
This list will be of no real interest to anybody else but it helps me keep an easier track of…