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The Babysitters (2007)

R | | Drama | 13 May 2011 (Poland)
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A teenager turns her babysitting service into a call-girl service for married guys after fooling around with one of her customers.

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David Ross

Writer:

David Ross
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Birkell ... Melissa Rowan
Paul Borghese ... Cook
Chira Cassel Chira Cassel ... Health Teacher
Anthony Cirillo Anthony Cirillo ... Adam Beltran
Spencer Treat Clark ... Scott Miral
Andy Comeau ... Jerry Tuchman
Ann Dowd ... Tammy Lyner
Jason Dubin ... George
Harold Fort Harold Fort ... Doug
Alexie Gilmore ... Jill
Halley Wegryn Gross ... Nadine Woodberg
Michael Knowles ... Guidance Counselor
Louisa Krause ... Brenda Woodberg
Adam LeFevre ... Mr. Brown
Alexandra Daddario ... Barbara Yates
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Storyline

At 17, high-school junior Shirley Lyner is thinking about college and running a babysitting service that provides teen call girls to the dads of young children. In a long flashback, we see what brought her from being a babysitter to organizing and running the service. It starts with Michael, the father of children she baby-sits. A cup of coffee on the way home from his house, a night visit to a train yard, and one thing leads to another. Shirley can be ruthless, and tension builds when some of the clients take the girls to a mountain cabin and bring drugs. Then, one of the girls tries to freelance. Can this end well: is it a tragedy in the making? Do we all have secrets? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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These girls mean business.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing strong sexual content, language and some drug use - involving teens | See all certifications »

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Howard Stern was offered the chance to be a producer on the film but he turned it down. See more »

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[first lines]
Shirley Lyner: Shirley Lyner. I'm a junior at Alfred E. Groves high school. This is my babysitting service. The answer is no: mom doesn't drink, dad didn't hit me, Uncle Steve never showed me his privates. I don't even have an Uncle Steve. The money is nice, and paid fellatio isn't that much more humiliating than flipping burgers. But that's not why I do it.
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Too Many Stars
Written by Shana Levy
Performed by Let's Go Sailing
Courtesy of Yardley Pop Records
By Arrangement with Bank Robber Music
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no redeeming value
24 April 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

High schooler Shirley Lyner (Katherine Waterston) babysits for Michael (John Leguizamo) and Gail Beltran (Cynthia Nixon). Shirley starts making out with Michael and then have sex. Michael lets out the secret to his friend and word spreads. Shirley recruits her eager friend Melissa Rowan. Next it's quiet Brenda. They start a business called The Babysitters. Brenda brings in her stepsister Nadine who starts her own competing service with other girls.

It's salacious without any redeeming value. It treats the material with no intention of being anything better. It has neither any satire nor any tension. This is not a serious treatment of this creepy subject matter. It's basically nothing. Waterston shows some interesting shades at times in this early work but there is nothing else.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2011 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,518, 11 May 2008

Gross USA:

$44,852

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,852
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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