Adventures in Babysitting (1987)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
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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
Jul 3, 1987 Wide
Jan 18, 2000
Penelope Ann Miller
John Ford Noonan
John Davis Chandler
Blues Club Performer
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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.
A sweet-natured, adolescent variation on the big-city black comedy After Hours.
By the end of the film, I'd had a couple of real laughs and a few interesting moments, but that was about all.
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.
The light tone, classical style, and Shue as Sandra Dee stand-in are more indicative of a cinematic mindset from approximately 25 years earlier.
Seemed fun at the time, in '87, but dates badly. Still, kids might like it.
A comedy classic unlikely to ever age
Surprisingly sprightly, entertaining, sweet-natured comedy.
Surprisingly sweet and funny!
Fun for kids, maybe. Sheer drudgery for anyone beyond a Jr. High School reading comprehension level.
Aw, c'mon, who can't like a movie that has The Mighty Thor as a major component?
So much fun it might make babysitting a real career choice.
A fluffy but extremely lovable teen fantasy that folks of a certain age will remember with great fondness.
"After Hours" - lite ... and it works!
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- Gang Member: Don't F@*# with the lords from Hell!
- Chris Parker: Don't F@*# with the babysitter!
- Blues Club Performer: Ain't nobody leaves here without singing the blues.
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