These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
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 Sitter sits in the same vein of movies as some other movies with Jonah Hill. Although some of his comedies are incredibly funny, some are just plain dumb. This is sadly one of them. It's barely funny, and the story is not that interesting, but it was a way to pass the time at least. Would never watch it again.
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.
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.
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I'm probably the only person in America who loved this movie. Yes, its so stupid but so hilarious.
I was laughing at it, not with it. Yeah, that's what I'm going with.
Better than I expected but still a very shitty movie.
The intro is cool, some dialogues are cool (like the phone ringing one), the layer upon layer of loser life is cool, the drug dealer world is cool but very bothersome, the music usually sucks and there were serious storyline issues.
In other words, it pretty much sucked.
Do you think that Sam rockwell has just been acting out one continuous performance, and is just wandering onto film sets? At the end of his life/performance he should get one of those huge Academy Award statues they use to decorate the stage at the Oscars.
Oh, and this is a Photocopy, of a Photocopy, of a Photocopy of Uncle Buck.
"I let my haters be my motivators."
It's too bad Jonah Hill was already in a movie called Superbad, because it would have been an appropriately leading title for this one.
What I liked:
-Any time Sam Rockwell showed up on screen.
-the ultimate payoff for the firecracker running joke, even though it was really really silly.
-how they deal with the subplot involving Max Record's character
-whenever Jonah Hill is playing the genial straight man.
What I didn't like:
Pretty much anything else.
No where near being Jonah Hill's best work, but it did have some funny moments. I am surprised Sam Rockwell did this!
Though there are better comedies out there, I still laughed and still enjoyed this movie. Some scenes are really funny and the kids did a good job with the acting. I think the weakness in the movie was the villain...they tried to make him funny but it just didn't work that well. Still though, this movie will deliver a few good laughs.
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