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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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David Gordon Green
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonah Hill ... Noah Griffith
Max Records ... Slater
Ari Graynor ... Marisa Lewis
J.B. Smoove ... Julio (as JB Smoove)
Sam Rockwell ... Karl
Landry Bender ... Blithe
Kevin Balmore ... Rodrigo (as Kevin Hernandez)
Kylie Bunbury ... Roxanne
Erin Daniels ... Mrs. Pedulla
D.W. Moffett ... Dr. Pedulla
Jessica Hecht ... Sandy Griffith
Bruce Altman ... Jim Griffith
Method Man ... Jacolby (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
Sean Patrick Doyle ... Garv
Alex Wolff ... Clayton
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

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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Trivia

The last film to feature Jonah Hill's rotund physique before his weight loss. See more »

Goofs

When Marisa wigs out at the kids on the sidewalk after running away after minivan crash her hair is about 4 inches longer and she's about 10lbs heavier. Next scene her hair is back to the shorter bob cut and she's lost the weight. See more »

Quotes

Soul Baby: Make love to the night, motherfucker.
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Alternate Versions

The unrated version runs almost six minutes longer than the theatrical version. Some scenes are extended and there are numerous instances of profanity directed at and employed by the children in the sitter's charge which are missing from the theatrical version. Three additional cast, not present in the theatrical version, are noted on a screen that appears after the credit scroll: Dreama Walker as Stephanie, Ron Phippen as Guy Having Sex, and Jessica DiGiovanni as Girl Having Sex. A second screen credits two additional songs in the soundtrack. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Adventures in Babysitting (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Soul Groove
Written by Terry Devine-King
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Make Love to the Night
11 December 2011 | by ferguson-6See all my reviews

Greetings again from the darkness. Seeing more than 100 new movies every year means strict adherence to the "gut instincts" policy of deciding which new movies to see, and which to avoid. A day after the beat down of "Shame", I was desperate for laughter, so I ignored the gut instinct and headed out to see this new comedy. Unfortunately, my gut was correct, and I am still seeking laughter.

David Gordon Green also directed Pineapple Express and Your Highness, neither my style, but both clearly comedies. Jonah Hill has quite the track record of comedy films (Cyrus), and earlier this year made his first foray into drama with "Moneyball". He has also recently lost a tremendous amount of weight, so this was to be his final "fat guy" comedy.

If you have seen the far-superior "Adventures in Babysitting" (1987) with Elisabeth Shue, then you know the basic premise. Hill does his mother a favor by agreeing to babysit her friend's three kids. This proves more challenging than Hill's character expected. The kids are Slater, played by Max Records (Where the Wild Things Are); Blithe, played by Landry Bender; and Rodrigo, played by Kevin Hernandez. The kids, of course, have various afflictions, phobias and disorders ... but none as off the charts as Hill's character.

Without going into detail, the first scene is horrible and the movie somehow proceeds to get worse from there. There is bathroom humor, a run in with a drug dealer (Sam Rockwell), a bitchy girlfriend (Ari Graynor) and a confrontation with a group of African Americans featuring Method Man. Every scene is predictable and generated no laughter from me or hardly anyone else in the theater. I always say that comedies are most difficult genre to review, because everyone has a unique sense of humor ... but this one just offers so very little.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,851,435, 11 December 2011

Gross USA:

$30,441,326

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,942,188
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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