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The Sitter (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell & D.W. Moffett

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  MISADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING!

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Jonah Hill isn't the first person you should entrust with your children.
But, like just about everything in this mostly raucous tale of bad childcare, his character, Noah, is sadly half heartedly conceived that even this basic comedy premise at times doesn't quite hold up.
When Noah makes the decision to take the kids along on his drugs mission somehow missing the blinding inevitability of how wrong this is bound to go things swiftly descend into a night of mayhem involving arrest, erupting bathrooms, angry drug dealers, and gun toting thugs that the film feels like a out of control one night comedy of errors. First roped into babysitting three variously unbalanced kids by his mother, then roped into delivering drugs to a party by his overbearing girlfriend, Noah spends much of the film blinking bemusedly at the unfolding chaos around him. It's fortunate that Hill gives good bemused, his deadpan reactions offsetting the odd moment of lacklustre slapstick and set pieces.
There's some good value to be had from the kids in the form of a celeb obsessed daughter Blithe's take on the Bible is a real laugh-out loud moment, while anxious eldest son Slater's heart to heart is almost poignant. Sadly, a raunchy opening sets up an entirely different film to the one that follows, and by the borderline saccharine conclusion you'll almost be longing for another BJ gag.
The film does have a unpolished charm, but at times is let down by feeling fuzzy to the point of distraction.
At 81 minutes The Sitter literally and figuratively falls slightly short flirting sporadically with real laughs but confining itself largely to fish out of water gags and romcom cliches. It is a funny film but is also very forgettable.
See if you like....
Adventures In Babysitting.
Risky Business.
Licence To Drive.
Superbad.

  MISADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING!

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

Jonah Hill isn't the first person you should entrust with your children.
But, like just about everything in this mostly raucous tale of bad childcare, his character, Noah, is sadly half heartedly conceived that even this basic comedy premise at times doesn't quite hold up.
When Noah makes the decision to take the kids along on his drugs mission somehow missing the blinding inevitability of how wrong this is bound to go things swiftly descend into a night of mayhem involving arrest, erupting bathrooms, angry drug dealers, and gun toting thugs that the film feels like a out of control one night comedy of errors. First roped into babysitting three variously unbalanced kids by his mother, then roped into delivering drugs to a party by his overbearing girlfriend, Noah spends much of the film blinking bemusedly at the unfolding chaos around him. It's fortunate that Hill gives good bemused, his deadpan reactions offsetting the odd moment of lacklustre slapstick and set pieces.
There's some good value to be had from the kids in the form of a celeb obsessed daughter Blithe's take on the Bible is a real laugh-out loud moment, while anxious eldest son Slater's heart to heart is almost poignant. Sadly, a raunchy opening sets up an entirely different film to the one that follows, and by the borderline saccharine conclusion you'll almost be longing for another BJ gag.
The film does have a unpolished charm, but at times is let down by feeling fuzzy to the point of distraction.
At 81 minutes The Sitter literally and figuratively falls slightly short flirting sporadically with real laughs but confining itself largely to fish out of water gags and romcom cliches. It is a funny film but is also very forgettable.
See if you like....
Adventures In Babysitting.
Risky Business.
Licence To Drive.
Superbad.