Single mother goes away for the summer. The kids are first delighted but then find that Mom has hired the sitter from hell to stay with them. When the sitter dies of a sudden coronary they deposit the body at a mortuary only to discover all their summer expense money was in her purse. The kids must find a way to survive the summer without mom or her money. This means actual work!Written by
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Most PG-13 films allow one use of the word 'fuck' used in a non sexual way. However, this film uses 7 uses and is rated PG-13. See more »
When Sue Ellen and Bryan are talking on their beach date under the pier, the tide is out. Then when they kiss, they are standing in an inch of water. See more »
[after being told to do the dishes, and using them as clay pigeons]
Dishes are DONE, man.
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The two groundskeepers for the cemetery stand over the Babysitters grave and comment how nice it was for her to leave them the money. The tombstone reads "Nice Old Lady inside who died of natural causes". See more »
The scene when Kenny puts his cannabis plant on the window sill, it falls off, on VHS, he smiles, then Sue Ellen walks in. On DVD, he smiles, & says, "Fuck...!", then Sue Ellen walks in. (this refers the Australian VHS & DVD Versions) See more »
I loved this movie, I found it very entertaining and would recommend it.
I'm often surprised at the points people get hung up on in reviewing movies. They are, after all, FICTION. The main "controversy" surrounding this plot seems to be Sue Ellen's job. I have done office work for over 25 years and yes, it is entirely possible that Sue Ellen could have landed that position without too much trouble. Maybe not inside of five minutes at the first firm she walked into, but using a faked resume, as she was, she could have obtained a pretty soft office job without too much trouble. Some firms I've worked for would verify your more recent work experience, but many others never verify anything on a resume, and I've never once in all my years known of anyone to verify the education one claimed to have. Indeed, I've often kicked myself that I could have claimed to have some precious, worthless high dollar degree and no one would have questioned it.
Beyond this, the movie is awfully good for this genre of film. We see the children unexpectedly learning valuable life lessons and it changing them into better people. It's really a rather wholesome movie considering the time period and target audience. I've let my nephews, nieces, and grandchildren watch in my home, there is nothing more objectionable than the very occasional swear word in it.
One of my favorite movies from an otherwise dry period in Hollywood, highly recommended.
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