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The Sitter (2011)

R | | Comedy | 9 December 2011 (USA)
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A college student on suspension is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

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David Gordon Green
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonah Hill ... Noah Griffith
Max Records ... Slater
Ari Graynor ... Marisa Lewis
J.B. Smoove ... Julio (as JB Smoove)
Sam Rockwell ... Karl
Landry Bender ... Blithe
Kevin Balmore ... Rodrigo (as Kevin Hernandez)
Kylie Bunbury ... Roxanne
Erin Daniels ... Mrs. Pedulla
D.W. Moffett ... Dr. Pedulla
Jessica Hecht ... Sandy Griffith
Bruce Altman ... Jim Griffith
Method Man ... Jacolby (as Cliff 'Method Man' Smith)
Sean Patrick Doyle ... Garv
Alex Wolff ... Clayton
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Storyline

Noah is not your typical entertain-the-kids-no-matter-how-boring-it-is kind 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. Written by 20th Century publicity

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Need a Sitter? See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un niñero sinvergüenza See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,851,435, 11 December 2011

Gross USA:

$30,441,326

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,942,188
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Blithe Pedulla (Landry Bender) is seen in her room at the start of the film, the TV is playing Alyssa Milano's 1988 Teen Steam workout video. See more »

Goofs

When driving around in the damaged van, at one point there is a hole where the windshield is damaged, then later there is just a "spider web" with no hole. See more »

Quotes

Noah Griffith: My name's Noah Jaybird. Ca caaa! What's your name?
Soul Baby: They call me Soul. Soul Baby.
Noah Griffith: Soul Baby?
Soul Baby: Yeah.
Noah Griffith: Keep it in control baby. Tears, no fears man.
Soul Baby: Is that right?
Noah Griffith: Respect it, don't neglect it. Treat it, don't beat it.
[walks away]
Soul Baby: You're a badass motherfucker.
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Alternate Versions

The unrated version runs almost six minutes longer than the theatrical version. Some scenes are extended and there are numerous instances of profanity directed at and employed by the children in the sitter's charge which are missing from the theatrical version. Three additional cast, not present in the theatrical version, are noted on a screen that appears after the credit scroll: Dreama Walker as Stephanie, Ron Phippen as Guy Having Sex, and Jessica DiGiovanni as Girl Having Sex. A second screen credits two additional songs in the soundtrack. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Live at 205 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Bobby Ozuna (as Robert Ozuna) and Raphael Saadiq
Performed by Raphael Saadiq
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

 
Get Him To The Greek of babysitting movies.
10 December 2011 | by marpoSee all my reviews

Look, to seriously review a movie like this or rate it with stars is ludicrous unless you're comparing it to others of its kind ...in which case I would have given it 10 stars. This is a goofy comedy in which you must suspend disbelief continuously. That is all it was meant to be. It's just a babysitting movie, get it? Like all the rest, only it tries to bring a little freshness to the table ...and in my opinion, it does.

It showcases Jonah Hill's amazing comedic talents, and we get to see some really good performances by some child actors too. Yes, it's Hill's signature shtick, but look closely and you'll see incredible timing and a guy who is extremely capable of carrying a movie. There are some good jokes written into it, but the film completely relies on the performances, and I doubt anyone associated with it would disagree (well, let's hope they wouldn't).

In my opinion, most of the comedy works the way it was supposed to, and the few half-way serious moments do too. In terms of its edginess, it seems to up the ante on the simple formula flick that it is. It's safe to say that if it suits your sense of humor and you're willing to go for the ride, you'll have a good time. I wish people would quit over-analyzing movies like this. The bottom line is that the jokes are either your cup of tea or they are not.


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