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The Babysitter (1969)

An Assistant District Attorney is about to prosecute members of a motorcycle gang for murder when he gets blackmailed because of an affair with a teenage babysitter.

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George E. Carey ...
George Maxwell
Anne Bellamy ...
Edith Maxwell
Kathy Williams ...
Julie Freeman (as Cathy Williams)
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Laurence Mackey
Ken Hooker ...
Raymond Willas
Ted C. Frank ...
Kyle Mackey
James E. McLarty ...
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Sheri Jackson ...
Joan Maxwell
Ruth Noonan ...
Doris Winkler
Warren Rose ...
Ben Fredericks
Doris Rose ...
Aggie Fredericks
Charlie Messenger ...
Frank Harrington (as Charles Messenger)
Mary Messenger ...
Paul Wilmoth ...
Richard (as Paul Wilmuth)
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An Assistant District Attorney is about to prosecute members of a motorcycle gang for murder when he gets blackmailed because of an affair with a teenage babysitter.

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She came to sit with baby... and ended up with Daddy!

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Lena Harrington: Oh Edith and George, how wonderful to see you. Do you want a little drinkie? We all having drinkies. Dinner will be served in about an hour.
Edith Maxwell: Oh Lena, your house looks wonderful and we'd love a little drinkie, wouldn't we George?
George Maxwell: You suppose, I might have a big drinkie.
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A brutally honest look at moral relativism
6 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sitting here stunned after watching The Babysitter. This movie addresses nearly every controversial topic of morality: Adultery to begin with, but the list only begins there with everything from blindly loving a murderer, blackmail, under age trolling by an older married man, sexual assault, etc. etc. The fact that it covers the gamut of human indecencies isn't really what bothers me though, it's the matter- of-fact way that in which they are portrayed. I know, I know, it's just drive-in pulp, but it never allows the audience to be comfortable.

There is a fair amount of soft-core sex in here, but it's not shot as passion, rather confused characters continuing to make bad decisions one after the other. The whole - having troubles at home? don't work em out, have an affair with a young chick who can promise you the moon - mentality is such an immature way of viewing an affair, and that's exactly what bothered me about this film. I think that it was written, produced, distributed, and moderately successful because this is a fantasy for people that they are not allowed to talk about openly.

American Beauty, for example, is a beautiful film for many reasons, but mostly because you get to watch the protagonist struggle with his attraction. Not here, as Grandpa dives right in and loves him some young lovin.

OK, so this is the wrong venue to get philosophical, but I just had to mention it because this film, more than a lot of the other drive-in trashy movies, dealt with issues of betrayal and hurt in a very raw, unfiltered way, and I am left to consider what it is I'm looking for in movies, and, as someone who is trying to write scripts, what it is people in general are looking for.

Rating: 20/40


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