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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un niñero sinvergüenza See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,851,435, 11 December 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,538,669, 11 March 2012
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

When driving around in the damaged van, at one point there is a hole where the windshield is damaged, then later there is just a "spider web" with no hole. 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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Referenced in Live at 205 (2014) See more »

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Let The Feeling Begin
Written by Arthur Nix
Performed by The Steam Machine
Courtesy of Fervor Records, a division of Wild Whirled Music
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A near-perfect end of the year Comedy
11 December 2011 | by PoisonKeybladeSee all my reviews

Hilarious from start to finish, The Sitter injected a much-needed R-rated comedy boost to the draggy awards season of December. Jonah Hill delivers another funny performance, but the real surprise for me was the shocking pro-gay message featuring one of the first kid-related gay story lines in a mainstream film. Max Records, the awesomely talented kid from Where the Wild Things Are, has no problem with the content and easily delivers a calculated performance. I guess I was so surprised because gay content is rarely dealt with so carefully in a Hollywood film marketed toward young adults, and I have to say I was really impressed. The kids make the movie all the better, and each of them is given a relatively well-developed backstory. The movie never sputters out, running at a perfect pace and hitting all the right punches. Even Sam Rockwell is awesome as a crazy could-be-gay drug dealer who chases the sitter and the children all across town. The Sitter is a movie I'd easily recommend and another fun treat from director David Gordon Green.


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