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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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.
Definitely one of Jonah Hill's worst. I think I chuckled once or twice, but that's it. I guess it's still fun, decent one time watch.
No where near being Jonah Hill's best work, but it did have some funny momments. I am surprised Sam Rockwell did this!
This is one funny movie. It's loaded with some terrific jokes and performances and it breezes by pretty fast. Jonah Hill is hilarious, the kids are damn funny, the side characters make you laugh and once again Sam Rockwell steals the show. That guy is just awesome.
The movie starts out funny right from the get go and it has a great setup with the kids as it introduces them. But sadly the film goes completely off the rails after the first 10 minutes or so. It's not that you won't enjoy the rest of the movie because you will and you will laugh a lot but it gets pretty stupid and more so as the film goes on. The…
Not as bad as most people seem to think. It's not that funny, but I did get a laugh at a ratio of 1:5 when compared to the jokes it was firing at me. So for that, I can't hate it. If a comedy makes me laugh, it automatically earns some brownie points in my book.
The problem, it seems, comes from it not understanding whether the character are sympathetic or assholes - and if the story is mostly sweet or mostly raunchy. It's so goddamned bipolar and unsure of what it is, and what it wants to be that the unevenness of it can turn a lot of moviegoers off.
And totally for good reason, don't get me wrong.…
This film is incredibly amazing. From the beginning to the end, every part of it is truly amazing. While Noah take care of neighbors kids, he got a booty call from his girlfriend. To get to her he get down into the streets, but his adventure got out of control and finds himself running from a maniacal drug lord.
chubby jonah hill usually means funny one, but not this time. he is great, it is the rest of the movie that is rubbish (specially the kids aren't anything special), jokes fell most of the time flat (except for the black bar visit) and wtf were the heart warming moment meant to be???
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,
Films where a character or characters are up all night and all or most of the film takes place during…
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