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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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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

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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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9 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un niñero sinvergüenza  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

When Rodgrigo pushes the glass container off the table, it is almost full but when it hits the floor, it is empty. See more »

Quotes

Noah Griffith: My name's Noah Jaybird. Ca caaa! What's your name?
Soul Baby: They call me Soul. Soul Baby.
Noah Griffith: Soul Baby?
Soul Baby: Yeah.
Noah Griffith: Keep it in control baby. Tears, no fears man.
Soul Baby: Is that right?
Noah Griffith: Respect it, don't neglect it. Treat it, don't beat it.
[walks away]
Soul Baby: You're a badass motherfucker.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Sitter/New Years Eve (2011) See more »

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Soul Groove
Written by Terry Devine-King
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Definitely Worth a Look
4 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

C+

I know the majority of the film is predictable, dare I say cliché, but the ride was very enjoyable. That is, after-all, the nature of the comedy genre. How often do I go see a comedy for its intricate storyline, radical character development or enigmatic themes? Close to never, honestly, and so with that reasoning why not go balls-out? Jonah Hill is a very likable character in the film with an understandable ploy. It lacks the in-your-face violence of director previous film "Pineapple Express", but it is definitely hilarious, no doubt about that. The kids are very well played, and thankfully come out as pretty decent characters. Thankfully nowhere near as annoying as the duo of the "Are We There Yet?" films. It's definitely a coming-of-age film that may not be a classic, but it certainly is worth seeing.


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