The Babysitters details
|Formats:||18 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Katherine Waterston, John Leguizamo, Cynthia Nixon, Andy Comeau, Lauren Birkell, Louisa Krause, Denis O'Hare, Halley Wegryn Gross, Ethan Phillips, Alexandra Daddario|
|1hr 24 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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AbominableBy viciousorphan (5 reviews) from Derby , 09 Sep 2008
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[Highly rated reviewer]Young adolescent girls having sex with middle aged frustrated men to save up for future college fees. Nice message for struggling students.
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If you have the timeBy a customer , 21 Nov 2013The film was interesting and intriguing as to how desperate people can be for the 2 apparent best things in life-sex and money. It showed the dangerous side of sex and entered the minds of teenage girls and middle aged men from different view points than usual movies do so. The ending was a bit un-existent and disappointing though.
Boring, predictable, and full of uninspired performancesBy JafarIqbal (94 reviews) from London , 20 Nov 2013After she ends up having sex with one of her customers, a teenager decides to turn her babysitting job into an illicit escort agency, with herself and her friends as the call-girls. Things are great at first, but the reality of the situation she has put herself and her friends in starts to take its toll. Ill be honest even before I started to watch The Babysitters, I wasnt feeling great about it. A decent cast of good but unimpressive actors; a handful of sexy girls there to just be sexy; and a play on that lovely babysitter fantasy. It was destined to be failure. And, well, its a failure. Its a failure mainly because its so predictable. It was clear to see where it was going, and writer/director David Ross never really challenges our expectations if anything, he goes out of his way to make sure everything goes as we imagined it would. Very boring. Another problem is that Katherine Waterston (playing central character Shirley), as gorgeous as she is, just isnt a very good actor. If youre going to base your film around a young actor, that actor better be good, and we didnt get that here. Shes not absolutely awful, she has her moments, but nothing sustained enough to make it a performance worth investing in. The big name in the film is John Leguizamo. I liked his character, and the man is obviously a fantastic actor, but hes wasted here. Similarly, Cynthia Nixon is barely there, and doesnt have a lot to do. I feel I should balance this out with a positive from the movie, but Im at a loss as to what that might be. If I would praise anything, it would be the performance of Lauren Birkell, as Shirleys best friend Melissa. She is the kooky, quirky one, and does it very well. Its a spirited performance, the kind of performance someone gives when theyre doing best to get noticed. But its one shining light in a badly-made film. The Babysitters is watchable, but youre not going to enjoy it too much. If youre happy to put up with a boring script if it means you get some lovely eye candy, please do watch this, as you get a healthy dose of both things. If you like your films, yknow, good, avoid it.
i liked it.By a customer , 16 Nov 2013I really enjoyed this film. it is not a comedy deffo not funny, but still really good. held my attention, and that's is quite hard for a film to do. would recommend watching.
Absolute GarbageBy a customer , 18 Oct 2013This film was awful; only watched it because the cover said ' wickedly funny ' . Don't be fooled, there are no funny parts, total waste of time.
utter tripeBy bonzouk (11 reviews) , 09 Oct 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidethe best bit of this film was when we saw the lead girls top half other than that it was abysmal, not wickedly funny at all, I don't think I laughed once. very poor