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.
A remake of Adventures in Babysitting featuring a morbidly obese man instead of a playboy bunny lookalike?
Works though...mostly anyway...
Has enough stupid laughs to keep the story going, Sam Rockwell is impossible to dislike and there are a couple of the usual 'warm and fuzzy' moments to give the film some heart.
All 3 of the kids have different personalities too...eventually they end up likeable anyway.
Add in a couple of messages about homosexuality and that celebrity worship is for cretins...make it way WAY better than I was expecting!
shame on you Jonah Hill. You are so much more funny than this. But i realize that everbody's got eat, and sometimes we do things for money. Glad that i saw this on HBO free view, and didn't waste a dollar.
Hopefully the director will let my hate motivate him to make a better movies.
Not as bad as I expected, actually made me laugh. I mean it is pretty stupid, but I laughed and was happy while watching it.
Maybe I'm crazy but I enjoyed this. The reviews seem a bit harsh to me.
It's certainly not hilarious but it made me laugh a few times and kept me interested, that's enough sometimes.
The inclusion of a love story seems unnecessary and the mystique around Rockwell's characters place is just for weird for weird's sake but other than those things it is inoffensive. The development with the children might be overly simplistic but they still seem well handled to me.
Was this supposed to be funny? It was horrible
Lack there of negative rating
I enjoyed this little film which was a nice surprise.
I felt that this film started very strongly and there was some nice comedy nuggets to enjoy whilst every thing was setting the story up but for me it then started to loose steam and became a bit flat,
Still enjoyable though and I'm giving it a pass, but its not one of those comedies i will revisit.
Your enjoyment will depend on how funny you think blatant stereotypes are.
Terrible. This film has no redeeming features.
Sometimes funny but overall wasted time. If you want to see a movie that plays in a single night AND has Ari Graynor in it, watch the way better and funnier "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist"!