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The Sitter - Film Review

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by Rhys Annetts (subscribe)
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later - Stanley Kubrick
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"Now I'm gonna let you in on a secret, I'm not a real baby sitter, I'm a sit on the couch, eat a burrito and do what I say or I'll kill you kind of baby sitter".

The Sitter' is the new laugh out loud comedy from director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). We follow the wild and crazy night of suspended college student Noah (Johan Hill), who is persuaded into babysitting and has no idea what to do. He has no respect for anyone but himself, he thinks only about himself, so just how will Noah cope with Slater (Max Records), Blithe (Landry Bender) and Rodrigo (Kevin Hernandez) who set out to make it the worst night of his life.

"Hey, why don't you just sell your own perfume line……. Oh that's a great idea, ill just alert all my scientist friends, have them invent a new fragrance and start selling it and then we can have $7000 in 45 minutes".

While all three children are different and are caught up within their own little world, will Noah find the courage to survive the night and deal with their problems?

After attempting to purchase drugs for his girlfriend and then Rodrigo accidentally taking off with $10,000 worth of cocaine, will Noah be able to protect himself and the children at the same time?

With everything needed to take control of a modern day audience and have the laugh out loud factor which most comedies today lack, 'The Sitter' is a great movie for a chilled-out afternoon with classic Jonah Hill comedy. Even if you haven't been a fan of some of his past films such as Superbad, Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, you will still enjoy this film.

From comedy to romance to drugs to violence and to even more unfortunate events, Noah, Slater, Blithe and Rodrigo are all in for a night on the town that they shall never forget. At a run time of 81 minutes be ready to pop a lung laughing.

In saying that the film is a fantastic comedy and will be loved by all Johan Hill fans, it still lacks certain qualities which a true knock out comedy should have. A true all star comedy should keep you entertained throughout the entire film and should also make you want to watch it over and over again, and still be able to laugh out loud every time. This film somewhat lacks re-watch value, and there are segments within the film, which it could have gone without and I find that audiences will start to get bored after the first couple of views, but within saying the few negative factors, it is still a funny film which will give everyone a laugh.

I award this film 3/5 stars.

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Why? Classic Laugh Out Loud Jonah Hill Comedy
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