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The Sitter (2011)

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


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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Worst. Babysitter. Ever. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un niñero sinvergüenza  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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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Written by Jerry Lorden (as Jeremiah Patrick Lordan)
Performed by Sugarhill Gang
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing / Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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