What was supposed to be a quiet night of babysitting a boy, turns into a complete chaos after a few babysitter's friends arrive.

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Julien Arruti (screenplay), Tarek Boudali (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Philippe Lacheau ... Franck
Alice David ... Sonia
Vincent Desagnat ... Ernest
Tarek Boudali ... Sam
Julien Arruti ... Alex
Grégoire Ludig ... Paul
David Marsais ... Jean
Gérard Jugnot ... M. Schaudel
Clotilde Courau ... Mme Schaudel
Philippe Duquesne ... Agent Caillaud
Charlotte Gabris Charlotte Gabris ... Estelle
David Salles David Salles ... Commissaire Laville
Philippe Brigaud ... Monsieur Monet
Enzo Tomasini Enzo Tomasini ... Rémi
Vladimir Houbart Vladimir Houbart ... Le forain
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Looking for a baby-sitter for the night, Marc Schaudel entrusts his son Remy to the care of his employee Franck, a straight man. But the thing that Marc doesn't know, is that Franck is getting 30 years old this weekend and that his son Remy is a very capricious child. The next day, Marc and his wife Claire are awakened by a call from the police. Remy and Franck are missing, and the house is totally devastated. The police finds a camera in the leftovers. Marc, Claire and the police start watching the video that has been recorded the day before during the night and find out what happened to Franck and Remy. Written by Valerie.H

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Mr. Schaudel's part was supposed to be portrayed by Didier Bourdon but he was busy filming Les Trois Frères, le retour (2014). See more »

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References Project X (2012) See more »

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'Project X' with Adults in France
5 January 2020 | by n-moSee all my reviews

It's not often that one finds a remake of an "alpha" mainstream film that is the superior of its elder but that is exactly what 'Babysitting' is: take 'Project X', age the kids to 30 years old and move the setting from Pasadena to the posh western suburbs of Paris. Here, the characters are more believable, the comedic timing is sharper and more consistent and even the setup and plot, for all their ludicrous mishaps, are far less improbable.

'Babysitting' doesn't try to take itself seriously but the creators are self-aware and the actors have a terrific grasp of the range and depth of human emotion. It's pretty obvious from the get-go what can - and will - go wrong when a Bright Young Thing's best friends show up to throw him a surprise birthday party on the weekend he's been tricked into babysitting for his boss's spoiled but lonely little brat in the family's presumptuous residence. The movie is aware of this predictability and plays on it, but it works because it carries a steady rhythm to the end and even manages to surprise us with its dynamic treatment of the victim family.

If you like this cast (they do a lot of films together, including a terrific adaptation of 'Nicky Larson') or you're into thirty-seconds-to-the-next-joke marathons à la 'Airplane!' or 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation' you should love this one. If you have no sense of humor, then please just go away. :)


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16 April 2014 (France) See more »

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