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
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Penelope Ann Miller
John Ford Noonan
John Davis Chandler
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Black Gang Leader
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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