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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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Trivia

The character Garv, played by Broadway actor Sean Patrick Doyle, is based on an eccentric roller-skater Jonah Hill met in Venice Beach. The role was added to later drafts of the script. See more »

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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 »

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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References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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American Anthem
Written by Alan Silvestri
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment 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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