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.
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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.
Like a very vulgar version of "Adventures in Babysitting", The Sitter is a comedy that leaves an unpleasant aftertaste, even when it has some funny moments. Jonah Hill is tasked with babysitting three brats, but his evening quickly takes a turn for the worse when he accepts to run a drug errand for his nasty girlfriend, and ends up on a drug lord's hit list. The film had some potential for drama, as Hill tries to resolve the children's issues during their "adventure", but it's all let down by a mean spirited, potty mouthed script. So much so I'm surprised the parent of the child actors agreed for them to be in this. As for Jonah Hill, he has what it takes to lead a movie, but he needed a better first solo vehicle than this.
Decent but average comedy.
This film has is a miserable way to spend a couple of hours. It has no humor, no sympathetic characters and no redeeming value. No one who had anything to do with this movie deserved to work again in Hollywood.
Jonah is funny. Good times.
Haters are gonna do what they're gonna do.
Dismissal of lived illness
Binarist stereotyping of gays
Two-time Oscar nominee Jonah Hill can do no wrong. There isn't a whole lot to this movie, but Hill makes it watchable and even funny.
Ehh. Had some funny parts, but was mostly forgettable.
In the interest of completion, I've decided to watch David Gordon Green's non-Pineapple Express "must have suffered a stroke" period of making the most obvious of-the-era comedies possible. Yeah, it's pretty terrible but I did shamefully chuckle a couple of times and Jonah Hill is always watchable. Still can't quite understand why this movie ever came to exist. Now I just have to try to get through Your Highness...
- 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…