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The Sitter (2011)

R | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Lewis
Julio (as JB Smoove)
Dr. Pedulla
Sandy Griffith
Jim Griffith
Jacolby (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un niñero sinvergüenza  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$30,538,669 (USA) (9 March 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Both Samira Wiley and Nick Sandow are also featured in the Netflix original series "Orange Is The New Black" (2013). See more »


When Jonah gets out of the minivan before getting the drugs, the headlights are off but when it zooms out to the wide shot, they are on. See more »


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 Midnight Screenings: The Sitter/New Years Eve (2011) See more »


Written by Grant DeKernion (as Grant Dekernion)
Performed by FBruce
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User Reviews

A Sitting Duck
9 May 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

'The Sitter' turned out to be a sort of amalgamation between 'The Pacifier' and 'Are We There Yet?' but certainly less child friendly. Though, the mix was disappointingly devoid of even half a laugh.

Jonah Hill returns in the shy but foul mouthed, jock aspiring comedic role that launched him to stardom in 'Superbad' where he is very much at home, but the script failed him miserably. As a matter of fact, the script failed the movie completely, the gags weren't all that original or even funny for that matter and the characters even less so to the extent that you ask yourself, what was the point? It tried the teen sex comedy angle which didn't work, it played the family comedy card at times which didn't work and then tried to salvage the whole thing with some 'heartfelt' themes which ended up really thrown in for the heck of it. Needless to say, that didn't work either.

We're yet to see a one man show from Jonah Hill, he seems to work better in conjunction with other cast, oftentimes in a supporting role, and revolving a film around him alone was an unprofitable punt from director David Gordon Green.

With barely anything remotely humorous and a meaningless plot, 'The Sitter' sat purposeless.

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