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The Babysitters (2007)

R  |   |  Drama  |  13 May 2011 (Poland)
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A teenager turns her babysitting service into a call-girl service for married guys after fooling around with one of her customers.

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Storyline

At 17, high-school junior Shirley Lyner is thinking about college and running a babysitting service that provides teen call girls to the dads of young children. In a long flashback, we see what brought her from being a babysitter to organizing and running the service. It starts with Michael, the father of children she baby-sits. A cup of coffee on the way home from his house, a night visit to a train yard, and one thing leads to another. Shirley can be ruthless, and tension builds when some of the clients take the girls to a mountain cabin and bring drugs. Then, one of the girls tries to freelance. Can this end well: is it a tragedy in the making? Do we all have secrets? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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These girls mean business.

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Rated R for disturbing strong sexual content, language and some drug use - involving teens | See all certifications »

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13 May 2011 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

Babysitters de Luxo  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$23,518 (USA) (9 May 2008)

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$40,677 (USA) (16 May 2008)
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[first lines]
Shirley Lyner: Shirley Lyner. I'm a junior at Alfred E. Groves high school. This is my babysitting service. The answer is no: mom doesn't drink, dad didn't hit me, Uncle Steve never showed me his privates. I don't even have an Uncle Steve. The money is nice, and paid fellatio isn't that much more humiliating than flipping burgers. But that's not why I do it.
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Disaster
Written by Jace Lasek, Olga Goreas, Nicole Lizee, Steve Raegele, Kevin Laing, Richard White
Performed by The Besnard Lakes
Courtesy of Jagjaguwar
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Worth a rainy afternoon...
15 September 2007 | by (Ontario) – See all my reviews

Just saw this film at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). The director was there and participated in the Q&A. The film was entertaining, I'll give it that much, however the major problems stem from it just doesn't feel like the film-making team really knew what kind of film they wanted to make. The tone is muddled and therefore you're never really sure how to feel about most of the situations. The sex scenes are probably the most interesting of the film, and mostly because that's really the only time where we really see the characters and what they're going through. Cynthia Nixon and John Leguzamo play a married couple, and although they're both cast well and play the parts well I find it very hard to believe them as a couple at all. I think that the writing and portrayal of their characters is fine, it just doesn't fit. The director/writer seems to prefer going after internal conflict rather than external, the main problem is that in the end we never really get a sense of how this whole story has affected everyone. We're left on a very vague not that I think hurts the film more than helps it. That and it kinda/sorta felt like a newer take on 'Pizza Boy' with Patrick Dempsy (and from a marketing point MILFS are way more interesting than... oh my... FILFs?)


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