The Sitter Reviews
I would have loved to see this film not be so over the top on some of its comedic moments. It's almost as if this movie couldn't figure out who it's target audience was, there were moments of true depth and heartfelt sentiment and then moments of raunchy over the top antics. I don't necessarily understand why you would have these important life lessons that really are great for teens to hear mixed into a movie that no teen would be allowed to watch. I really wish they would have picked a lane and let the actors truly dive into their characters.
The shining character in this cast was Kylie Bunbury who is the only person who comes across as genuine and believable. I was hoping that Sam Rockwell would shine, but he plays to the craziness that this movie tries to encapsulate.
I'm disappointed that the great moments in this film won't be seen by teenagers because there are a few that really hit home. Probably won't watch again.
Directed By: David Gordon Gree
Starring: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, and Sam Rockwell
Plot: Noah, is not your typical entertain-the-kids-no-matter-how-boring-it-iskind 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.
Review: This movie tries way too hard to be funny. The whole film moves at an increasingly agonizing pace at it becomes more and more clear that you're actually waiting for something funny to happen. Not to say it doesn't happen; but the consistency is so off that it ruins the entire project. There's a certain level of bland, uninspired atmosphere that permeates the film, oozing out of it like a thick mud you cannot remove yourself from. And when you finally do, when the mood lightens and you actually catch yourself grinning or maybe even shocked to hear a chuckle cross your lips, you raise your foot from the mud...only to find your shoe still stuck in it. Relief turns back into aggravation and, more than anything else, you just want it to end. It feels like they were trying to make a dirty version of Adventures in Babysitting and its nowhere near that classic.
Recommendation: Wait till it's on TV and you have 81 min to kill not worth spending any money on it not really worth the time either
tough times kids that have seemed to have had it easy get out on the town with there impromptu sitter intent on getting that all important favour for a beloved one in 'in' time