5.7/10
62,822
116 user 143 critic

The Sitter (2011)

R | | Comedy | 9 December 2011 (USA)
Trailer
2:08 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
3,884 ( 25)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Marisa Lewis
...
Julio (as JB Smoove)
...
...
...
Rodrigo (as Kevin Hernandez)
...
...
...
Dr. Pedulla
...
Sandy Griffith
...
Jim Griffith
...
Jacolby (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
...
Garv
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Worst. Babysitter. Ever. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un niñero sinvergüenza  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$9,851,435 (USA) (11 December 2011)

Gross:

$30,538,669 (USA) (11 March 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Wings Fish Market where Jonah Hill goes to deliver the cash owed to the drug dealer is also the location of the final scene involving all the bike messengers in the movie, Premium Rush. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Noah Griffith: [to Rodrigo] I know you're a little kid, and I know I'm not supposed to say this kind of stuff to you, but fuck you. Fuck you so much. You're a douche.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.50 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes
Written by Robert C. Ozuna (as Robert Ozuna) and Raphael Saadiq
Performed by Raphael Saadiq
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Get Him To The Greek of babysitting movies.
10 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Look, to seriously review a movie like this or rate it with stars is ludicrous unless you're comparing it to others of its kind ...in which case I would have given it 10 stars. This is a goofy comedy in which you must suspend disbelief continuously. That is all it was meant to be. It's just a babysitting movie, get it? Like all the rest, only it tries to bring a little freshness to the table ...and in my opinion, it does.

It showcases Jonah Hill's amazing comedic talents, and we get to see some really good performances by some child actors too. Yes, it's Hill's signature shtick, but look closely and you'll see incredible timing and a guy who is extremely capable of carrying a movie. There are some good jokes written into it, but the film completely relies on the performances, and I doubt anyone associated with it would disagree (well, let's hope they wouldn't).

In my opinion, most of the comedy works the way it was supposed to, and the few half-way serious moments do too. In terms of its edginess, it seems to up the ante on the simple formula flick that it is. It's safe to say that if it suits your sense of humor and you're willing to go for the ride, you'll have a good time. I wish people would quit over-analyzing movies like this. The bottom line is that the jokes are either your cup of tea or they are not.


71 of 103 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?