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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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Marisa Lewis
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Julio (as JB Smoove)
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Dr. Pedulla
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Sandy Griffith
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Jim Griffith
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Jacolby (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
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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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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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1.85 : 1
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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

At the beginning of the movie when Noah first walks into his house, his mom is making tea. The kettle whistles but the lid is open so it would not make a whistle sound. 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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Connections

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

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Rubber Lover
Written by Elise Malmberg
Performed by Bleep
Courtesy of Clubbo Music
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Not only unfunny, but strident
15 May 2012 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

As some other reviewers have noted, what we have here is a blatant rip-off of the 1980s movie "Adventures In Babysitting". I wouldn't have minded that fact had "The Sitter" been entertaining, but it isn't for two big reasons:

(1) The characters are extremely annoying. They are foul-mouthed, mean, cruel, and downright stupid at times. I really didn't care if they would succeed in their aims or not.

(2) The movie just isn't funny. There is a mean-spiritness to most of the humor that makes it hard to take. Oh, there are a couple of one-liners that are somewhat amusing, but otherwise the humor is loud and grating.

Although "Adventures In Babysitting" wasn't a great movie, it is Oscar worthy compared to "The Sitter".


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