The Sitter

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With its recycled plot, misguided gags, and formula performance from Jonah Hill, The Sitter adds up to another disappointing entry from director David Gordon Green.

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Noah Griffith (Jonah Hill) is stuck in a rut; he's been kicked out of college, and his self-absorbed girlfriend, Marisa (Ari Graynor), treats him poorly. All Noah wants to do these days is watch TV, but as a favor to his mother, he agrees to baby-sit a neighbor's three freakish children: Slater (Max Records), Blithe (Landry Bender) and Rodrigo (Kevin Hernandez). Coerced to score some drugs for Marisa in exchange for sex, Noah must take the terrible trio along on a wild odyssey through New York.

Cast & Crew

Jonah Hill
Noah Griffith
Ari Graynor
Marisa Lewis
Erin Daniels
Mrs. Pedulla
D.W. Moffett
Dr. Pedulla
Brian Gatewood
Screenwriter
Jonah Hill
Executive Producer
Donald J. Lee Jr.
Executive Producer
Lisa Muskat
Executive Producer
Josh Bratman
Executive Producer
Tim Orr
Cinematographer
Richard A. Wright
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  • Aug 17, 2014
    I laughed, frequently.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 13, 2014
    The Sitter is a pretty bad comedy that just doesn't stand out. The way that the film is executed is using clichés and predictable storytelling. The film could really have been something funny and memorable, but it just fails in terms of effective comedic bits. Usually Jonah Hill is quite good, but here he's wasted on such a poorly made film. The film is nothing new and in terms of comedy, lacks anything that is truly funny. I didn't laugh one bit throughout the film, and I thought it was a poor attempt at comedy, and it failed to really entertain. If you're going to want a good comedy, you'll be disappointed by this film. Jonah Hill is wasted here, and he has made far better comedies than this. The film's biggest problem is that it relies on recycled ideas, and it waters down the jokes to a point where they're simply not funny. I was hoping that this was one of those underrated comedies, but it was not to be. This scraps the bottom of the barrel of screenwriting, and it's a film that's not worth investing your time in. Another thing I hated about the film was the fact that Sam Rockwell, who is one of my favorite actors, is also wasted here, and I wonder why he even accepted a role in such a pointless film. At least both Hill and Rockwell have standout filmographies, as this one is just a film that's forgettable among countless other great films that they have made. The Sitter is a poor comedy that just doesn't make you laugh, and it relies way too much on poorly constructed material that makes this film fail. Considering some of the talent involved, you'd expect this one to be mildly amusing, but it just is a train wreck that is not worth seeing.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2014
    I thought this was funny, and I really had low hopes for this film.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2014
    An update on Adventures in Babysitting for a new generation, and no less watchable.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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