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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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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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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: [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.
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Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Just A Friend
Written by Biz Markie (as Marcel Theo Hall)
Performed by Biz Markie
Courtesy of CAK Music, Inc.
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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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