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The Sitter (2011)

 -  Comedy  -  9 December 2011 (USA)
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A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

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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. Written by 20th Century publicity

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and some violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,851,435 (USA) (9 December 2011)

Gross:

$30,538,669 (USA) (9 March 2012)
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A promotional poster includes the personal phone number of Jonah Hill. It is listed as (917) 409-7838. Hill has set an automatic message or will speak to the caller either in character or as himself. See more »

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When Marisa wigs out at the kids on the sidewalk after running away after minivan crash her hair is about 4 inches longer and she's about 10lbs heavier. Next scene her hair is back to the shorter bob cut and she's lost the weight. See more »

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Tina: But I got your back now Noah, because I found out you got some big ass balls, man!
Noah Griffith: Can't buy underwear, balls don't fit.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.46 (2011) See more »

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Being Unoriginal and Predictable Is Not Necessarily Bad
27 December 2011 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

As the what title suggests, I don't expect anyone looking forward to watching a drama-comedy that has depth. This is more of a pure comedy and an entertaining one at that for me, so I'd consider it successful.

And yes, The Sitter is quite unoriginal and what movie-goers call "predictable". I admit it's a kind of fun to try to expect the unexpected, but a predictable story does not equal a bad story. In fact, from the beginning of the 80 minutes or so until the end I'd been kept entertained and I honestly didn't experience many boring moments.

Other than its comedic scenes, the movie does have attempts to include moving scenes that make the audience learn something. I would say those attempts are not highly effective but not at all futile efforts.

The best way to conclude The Sitter is to say that it is a good comedy for young adults or above. Language and inappropriate behavior are main reasons this may not be suitable for children or younger teens. The Sitter is an enjoyable movie that is funny and does not require too much thinking to understand.


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