The Sitter 2011

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A night of babysitting for a college slacker takes an unexpected turn in this comedy from director David Gordon Green. Harrassed into babysitting the neighbours' kids by his mother, layabout student Noah (Jonah Hill) soon receives a call from his girlfriend with a promise of sex. In next to no time, frustrated Noah, with kids Slater (Max Records), Blithe (Landry Bender) and Rodrigo (Kevin Hernandez) in tow, is heading across town for his appointment with destiny. But rather than experiencing the night of passion Noah had hoped for, he finds himself trying to escape the clutches of a pair of low-life drug dealers hell-bent on revenge, who won't let anything or anyone, not even little kids, get in their way.

Starring:
Jonah Hill, Max Records
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DVD

The Sitter

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 21 minutes
Starring Jonah Hill, Max Records, Sam Rockwell, Ari Graynor
Director David Gordon Green
Genres Comedy
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 11 June 2012
Main languages English

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Bowden on 9 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
Rather lazy "comedy" full of stereotypes (gender and racial), nonsensical plot and rather recycled and rehashed jokes. If you're expecting a belly laugh, you probably won't get it.

On the plus side, it's only an hour and twenty minutes long.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By koroush on 6 May 2014
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Overall a very disappointing film. The characters are weak and character development is virtually non exsitant. Not really funny save for Jonah Hill's naturally funny personality, laughed twice throughout the whole movie. Did not enjoy and would not recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Talwyn Hawkins on 21 Jun 2014
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This is a puerile, largely unfunny comedy. One or two lines stand out as immediately quotable and laugh out loud, but overall it's laboured, messy and childish.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By evilrix on 8 July 2014
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Definitely not one of Jonah Hill's better movies! Mildly amusing but plot-line is weak and the laughs are way to obvious to be funny!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JAB on 16 Jun 2014
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I think Jonah Hill is one of the best and funny actors around just now. However this movie is mediocre at best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr Alex L Howard on 23 Mar 2014
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It made us laugh! Some great lines & Jonah Hill plays that character well! The youngest child is very good too!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Aug 2013
Format: DVD
The movie starts out as a bad sex comedy. Jonah Hill stars as Noah Griffith, a slightly nerdy, obese young adult who peddles a bicycle. In the opening scene he is performing oral services for a pretty blond girl (Ari Graynor) who believes fat guys do it best, however she won't return the favor as she claims she has a touch of food poisoning. She is a coke slut loved by Noah.

Mom (Jessica Hecht) coerces Noah into babysitting for the neighbor (Erin Daniels). The kids are a 13 year old boy with responsibility issues, an eight year old girl going on 16, and an adopted kid from El Salvador who acts like he is part of a cartel. Noah is irresponsible as this turns into an "Adventures in Babysitting" adult comedy as he attempts to score some cocaine for his "girlfriend" who has promised him real sex in return.

As I watched the movie for the first time, I had the feeling I have seen this before. Predictable, trite, and mostly unfunny. A "me-too" comedy. A lower tier rental at best. Go watch Harold and Kumar instead.

F-bomb, sex talk, no nudity
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 13 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
So Jonah Hill is a babysitter.

Thats the premise of the film, and somebody bought that idea.

It's basically a very very lose homage to 'Adventures in Babysitting' or 'A Night On The Town' depending where you live.

Hill is babysitting three children all with issues, and his girlfriend asks him to get him some 'powder' and in return, she will make him a man.

He meets Sam Rockwell, one of the kids steals some more 'powder' and hilarity ensues.

It's good that Hill is a good screen presence as he really saves the movie from being completely over the top and mediocre.

His character is likable enough for you to actually care about his situation, and the children are kooky enough to provide a few laughs.

The only real problem is with Rockwells villain, who like the majority of villains in comedies has a weird trait. His is making best friends and putting them in a list. It's not funny and gets annoying very quickly.

All in all it's diverting, and doesn't out stay it's welcome being just shy of 80 minutes.
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