Films where a character or characters are up all night and all or most of the film takes place during…
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.
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…
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.
Despite the density of four-letter words and the irresponsibility toward the kids, this quickly resolves itself into conventional life lessons schmaltz. It's the nadir of David Gordon Green's mainstream comedies. Pineapple Express and Your Highness fully committed to their subversion of comedy tropes, even when they weren't always successful. This seems to want to justify its scenario with the kids, and the scenes with Noah providing sage advice is like a gag reflex.
The Sitter is not a good comedy, but it's better than I remember it being. I was forced to watch this with a friend and whilst there may be a few laughs, the film is shit.
Out of all the great films I own, I couldn't talk him into watching one of those. Instead he wanted to "watch something with Jonah Hill." How he decided on this shit movie with options like The Wolf of Wall Street, Superbad and Moneyball, I don't know. This will stand as one of the greatest failures of my life.
I remember laughing, by can't recall at what. I think it was Jonah Hill's delivery, but even he couldn't save this perpetually terrible film. A disappointment.
Como se llama la pelicula de la nanny que conoce a Thor en un taller mecanico... pues esta pelicula es "casi" lo mismo, cambiando a la maciza por el frikazo y a los niños ochenteros por niños speedicos. Mooola
David Gordon Green was accidentally killed at some point and replaced with a look-a-like. Everyone knows this. This is definitely the weakest movie either David Gordon Green has made, but it’s still kinda fun, in a sub-Superbad way. The kid from Where the Wild Things Are has a cute storyline, at least.
Promising director David Gordon Green was enjoying a nice reputation for making solid quirky films, transitioning nicely from smaller films like All the Real Girls and Undertow to the higher-profile Pineapple Express. I hate to say it, but this film has set him back significantly. Starts out as a fairly crude comedy and then crosses over to manipulative sentimental schlock near the end. The gags are hit and miss, the actors seem to be trying pretty hard (even the kids) but mostly it doesn't work. Gotta admit though, Sam Rockwell is always fun to watch.
I love David Gordon Green because he has the balls to do anything he enjoys. Sometimes, he enjoys eating shit sandwiches and you just gotta be ok with that. THE SITTER is like a shit sandwich with great condiments on Ciabatta bread. I actually enjoy the idea of the plot, not the plot itself...and I actually enjoy the idea of the characters, not the characters themselves. The last minute baby sitter hauling kids around NYC on a hunt for intercourse in which the protagonist progresses during the adventure sounds right up my alley, but it's not. Though THE SITTER possesses a few chuckles (specifically Hill's relationship with a certain suave bouncer), there is really not much more than a shit…
Worst Jonah Hill movie.
Again, some wacky shit in my girlfriend's collection that I decided to throw on. I was mildly interested in seeing this when it was released but never got around to it. I knew what to expect from this film and nothing really peaked or valley-ed outside of that boundary. Although J.B. Smoove is showing about .001% of his potential, most likely not having the freedom he would need to get there, it was great to see him and Sam Rockwell run amok together. That's the absolutely ridiculous film I am dying to see.
- Dazed and Confused
- After Hours
- License to Drive
- The Night Before
- Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
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- The Carpenter
- The Dentist
- The Babysitter
- The Sitter
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