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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 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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Taglines:

Worst. Babysitter. Ever. See more »

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Wings Fish Market is also the location of the final scene involving all the bike messengers in the movie, Premium Rush (2012). 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

Tina: But I got your back now Noah, because I found out you got some big ass balls, man!
Noah Griffith: Can't buy underwear, balls don't fit.
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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

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Halloween 2018 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Workin' It Out
Written and Performed by David Wingo
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User Reviews

Not only unfunny, but strident
15 May 2012 | by Wizard-8See 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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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