The Baby-Sitters Club (1995)



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It is a pivotal moment in the lives of The Baby-sitters Club--seven very special girls growing up in Stoneybrook, Connecticut. With most of the girls turning 13 and the summer upon them, they hope to devise a brilliant plan to make some money, have some fun and keep their remarkable friendships intact, but with new boyfriends showing up, rival girls, and long separated parents, the baby-sitters will test the fabric of their long-standing friendships. Each girl rises to the challenge in her own way and by the summer's end they discover their friendships have not only survived, they have thrived and flourished.
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Schuyler Fisk
as Kristy Brewer
Rachael Leigh Cook
as Mary Ann Spier
Bre Blair
as Stacey
Tricia Joe
as Claudia
Vanessa Zima
as Rosie Wilder
Brooke Adams
as Elizabeth Thomas Brewer
Bruce Davison
as Watson
Ellen Burstyn
as Mrs. Haberman
Peter Horton
as Patrick
Colleen Camp
as Maureen McGill
Harris Yulin
as Harold
Asher Metchik
as Jackie Rodowsky
Austin O'Brien
as Logan Bruno
Marla Sokoloff
as Cokie Mason
Katie Earle
as Nina Marshall
Scarlett Pomers
as Suzi Barrett
Kyla Pratt
as Becca
David Quittman
as Buddy Barrett
Jonah Bliss
as Nicky
Josh Berman
as Ricky
Emmy Yu
as Emmy/Camper
Erica Hess
as Margie Klinger
Samantha Alanis
as Charlotte Johannson
Jeffrey Quittman
as Jamie Newton
Teddy Dale
as David Michael
Robin Swid
as Brookes
Peter Gregory
as Bouncer
Aixa Clemente
as Louise
Nancy Mette
as Sheila
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Critic Reviews for The Baby-Sitters Club

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

The Baby-Sitters Club is like an average installment of the series, aimed at girls who can't get enough of their fictional friends in any form.

May 20, 2003
New York Times
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A beautiful film that possesses the power to enchant all ages.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Though the script is predictable, it's not too clumsy.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Fans and would-be fans of Ann M. Martin's books may be enthralled, but, for the rest of us, The Baby-Sitters Club is something of an endurance contest.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

Were there not 125 million of Ann M. Martin's Club books currently in print, this cinematically destitute movie might have gone directly to video.

December 31, 1999
USA Today
Top Critic

85 minutes doesn't provide an adequate format for developing seven distinct characters.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for The Baby-Sitters Club

Having religiously read the book series but not having seen the original television show, I thought this VHS goodie was the funnest thing EVAR: with the bass-slapping, clap-happy music; the cutesy, chaste romance; the delicious mean girl villain played by throwing-shade-like-it's-her-job Marla Sokoloff; and the all-star cast of 90s dream queens who were playing thirteen but were actually in their mid-teens but looked like they were in their late teens :~P Upon watching half a hot mess episode of the television show (which just went off Netflix), with its age-accurate, plain-faced kid-vid actresses, I had to pop in my new DVD to revel in the shine and glory of its Hollywood treatment. The exposition and dialogue are indeed hokey at times, but the main summer camp plot and the subplots of Kristy's ne'er-do-well dad coming back and Stacey's flirtation with older Luca are really quite inspired and deftly intertwined, in a narrative sense. The adult actors are also very good without pulling focus. My teen girl crushes of Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik, and Bre Blair are still sweet, effervescent, and glamorous, respectively. I also found bonehead Alan Gray, played by now-off-the-radar Aaron Michael Metchik, inexplicably attractive. Schuyler Fisk, whom I grew to love in "i'm reed fish," anchors the movie with her tough yet vulnerable tomboy-with-an-impressive-if-underdeveloped-streak-of-second-wave-feminism.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer


Giiirl, I do not even care how many people know how much I love this movie. Although the so-called "serious" problem Kristy had with her spineless dad was boring, this brings back childhood memories to the max. Sissy Spacek's daughter was surprisingly impressive, Rachel Leigh Cook was an amazing Mary Ann, and Bre Blair is gorgeous, even at 15 or however old she was. I really want to be friends with all seven of them even though as of now I'm, like, more than four years older than them. I would be Stacey's creepy boyfriend Luca. There is surprisingly a lot of kissing for a middle school movie.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


Of course it's a cheesy kid movie, however, I was obsessed with the book series as a child. I also watched the Disney channel TV series, so when the movie came out I was really excited and watched it all the time. So for me, it's still great!

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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