Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
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Teenager Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) would rather party with her boyfriend, but when her beau breaks their date she reluctantly accepts a babysitting job. It isn't all TV and icebox-raiding when Chris' best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller) calls her to announce that she's stranded at the bus station. With her youthful charges in tow (one of whom, 15-year-old Brad (Keith Coogan), has a hopeless crush on the babysitter), Chris heads into downtown Chicago to go to Brenda's rescue. Thus begins a roller coaster ride of comic mishaps, unexpected perils and hairbreadth escapes. IN one bit, blues singer Albert Collins refuses to allow Chris and company to leave the nightclub they've wandered into until they agree to sing along with a song borrowed from, of all things the 1939 B-picture Nancy Drew, Reporter! . Screenwriter and Steven Spielberg protégé Chris Columbus made his directorial debut with Adventures in Babysitting. … More
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as Chris Parker
as Sara Anderson
as Brad Anderson
as Daryl Coopersmith
as Joe Gipp
as John Pruitt
as Mike Tedwell
as Blues Club Performer
as Mr. Anderson
as College girl at frat...
as Old Man
as Teenage Runaway
as Janitor #2
as Maitre D
as Drunk at Party
as Black Gang Leader
as Dr. Nuhkbane
as Fat Man
as Chicano Leader
as Bag Lady
as Mrs. Anderson
as Gang Member
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Critic Reviews for Adventures in Babysitting
Chris sets off on a rescue mission, and ends up running the gauntlet of big city perils in a belaboured spinning-out of a weak storyline.
By the end of the film, I'd had a couple of real laughs and a few interesting moments, but that was about all.
A sweet-natured, adolescent variation on the big-city black comedy After Hours.
Easy-to-take effort that primarily benefits from a charming performance by Elisabeth Shue.
Like "Home Alone," "Adventures in Babysitting" is a lightweight comic adventure, but it's effective in what it sets out to do . . . and that's entertain.
Audience Reviews for Adventures in Babysitting
A rather silly yet mildly enjoyable comedy that belongs in the '80s with its cheesy, dated jokes and inane sense of humor (as when someone calls another a homo as a slur), and today it won't be seen as more than an ordinary pastime that can still offer a few laughs.
"Adventures in Babysitting" is honestly one of the cheesiest films that I have ever seen. As a seventeen year old is stood up by her boyfriend, she is subdued to babysit for a little girl. This quickly turns into having to babysit her brother and his friend. I do not have much to say about this movie. It is fun for the first half hour, that is when you know what you're in for and you wait to see something hilarious happen. Truthfully, I was very let down, seeing as the film kept it's slow pace throughout, and I felt no real tension when they were intending it. Overall, it's written for little kids even though there is far too much adult references for kids to see, the director seems like he had a lot of fun making it, which is not necessarily a good thing, the one-liners are almost dreadful, and the situations made me role my eyes so much that I got bored. Also, it is about 20 minutes too long and could have had a much wittier writer. But it's harmless and I guess I liked it a little bit.
Funny movie about a girl whose boyfriend cancels their date. She agrees to babysit some kids but has to leave the house to rescue her friend who has run away. They get into all sorts of trouble,
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