Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Babysitters (2007) R - 3 Stars

The movie was actually better than I thought it was going to be, Young girl gets seduced by a lonely dad on her way home from babysitting his kids. When she discovers how much money there is to made, she starts up her own business where dad’s can get much more than just watching his kids.

Shirley (Katherine Waterston) is a neat freak. She has everything in order in her room and even tidies up the house she is babysitting for above and beyond what they expect. Let’s just say, she’s learned to give a whole lot more for the money than your typical 16 year old babysitter. She sits for a couple Michael (John Leguizamo) and his pretty wife Gail (Cynthia Nixon), who have two children. One night on the way home, Michael makes an advance on Shirley and she allows it to happen. Even though he feels alive again, after he drops her off he feels so guilty he throws a lot of money her way. She begins to turn her puppy love affection into cold hard cash and finds her services are in demand.

Before she knows it, she is unable to keep up with the call for new babysitting jobs and enlists the help of her best friend. Before long, the two find even with both of them babysitting, they are unable to meet the demand for all the calls. But when they enlist the help of two more friends, these two newbies decide that they will make money on their own and cut Shirley out of the loop. It doesn't take long before Shirley figures out why her phone isn't ringing but nothing will prepare for her father's involvement in this new service.

Peace Arch Films
Director: David Ross
Writer: David Ross
Producers: Jennifer Dubin, Kathy DeMarco, Cora Olson
I viewed 9/08


Reel Whore said...

I like Leguizamo and was curious enough to put this on my NFQ. I will definitely have to bump it up.

Jackie Slovacek said...

I have The Babysitters on DVD. The Babysitters is my favorite John Leguuizamo movie. In The Babysitters I liked Michael and Shirley

Jackie Slovacek said...

I have The Babysitters on DVD. The Babysitters is my favorite John Leguizamo movie. In The Babysittters I liked Michael and Shirley.