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The Sitter (2011)

Jonah Hill , Sam Rockwell , David Gordon Green  |  R |  DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell
  • Directors: David Gordon Green
  • Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: March 20, 2012
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004LWZW5G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,794 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Sitter" on IMDb

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The Sitter may be the last movie featuring the "heavy" version of Jonah Hill. With the many pounds he's since lost, many movie-industry minds are wondering if the Jonah Hill-ness of his screen persona, flaunted so prodigiously in the likes of Knocked Up, Get Him to the Greek, and Superbad, has disappeared from the scales too. But until Jonah 2.0 gets his chance, The Sitter couldn't capture his trash-talking, man-child, king-of-comeback essence more boldly, more lovingly, or with such blatant vulgarity. Hill plays Noah, a jobless twentysomething layabout still living with his divorced mom along with the delusion that he has a hot girlfriend (she only keeps him around for oral talents that are unrelated to speech). As a favor that might help Mom with her own sad love life, he agrees to a one-night babysitting stand for the neighbors and their three wildly dissimilar but equally messed-up children. The night progresses through slapstick, farce, adventure, romance, danger, pathos, and eventual catharsis for everyone. (Unfortunately there's a touch of maudlin, sentimental corn in the mix too.) The children are as important to the escapades as Noah and are the primary source of his stupid/smooth shtick that mixes clever put-downs, terrified jabbering, and hilariously relentless patter of urban slang vernacular. Noah's spoiled charges are two boys--an anxiety-wracked 13-year-old and a 10-year-old Nicaraguan adoptee with severe anger and pyromania issues--and a precocious 8-year-old-girl who's heavily into makeup, hip-hop, and a score of other age-inappropriate behaviors. As the four of them hurtle deeper into the night, the situations become more antically treacherous with drug dealers, gangster thugs, police officers, and upper-crust snobs as part of the mix, along with their knives, cocaine, diamonds, alcohol, and guns. Director David Gordon Green, whose unusual career has gone from art house (George Washington, All the Real Girls) to raunchy bromance (Pineapple Express, Your Highness), supplants formal technique with the off-kilter and oft-unseemly style of Jonah Hill vs. the world. Green sometimes evokes the flow of surreality that Martin Scorsese took to unnatural ends in After Hours, only with more dirty bits and a lot more full-on crude laughs. Nearly everyone in the large supporting cast makes an excellent foil for the star's constant streetwise riffing, especially Sam Rockwell, who digs in to his role as a psychotic but emotionally conflicted drug dealer always on the lookout for new best friends. But it is Jonah Hill who sits firmly, even heavily in the driver's seat. It's a great place to flash his better-honed actorly chops along with his beloved version 1.0 comedic gift. --Ted Fry

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Jonah Hill rides out one outrageously wild night in this hilarious comedy from the director of Pineapple Express. Suburban slacker Noah (Hill) is watching a neighbor's kids when he gets a booty call from his horny girlfriend in the city. To hook up with her, Noah takes to the streets, but his urban adventure spins out of control as he finds himself on the run from a maniacal druglord. Raunchy laughs and insane action - it's all in a night's work for The Sitter.

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Three-and-a-half stars for this sleeper April 20, 2012
Format:DVD
Despite the majority of critics panning this film, I had to check this movie out -- especially after seeing that hilarious trailer ("Don't *@$# with me, Rodrigo."). And I was surprised by it. I thought it was fun and had more funny parts than most critics let on. Of course, this is a very perverse version of Adventures in Babysitting, and it's not as wholesome as that 1980s classic. But, despite its foul language and very adult situations, "The Sitter" has more heart than one would think -- with Jonah Hill dealing with the three kids he's been tasked to watch over. If you have a night where you're feeling like laughs, this one may surprise you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable May 19, 2012
Format:Amazon Instant Video
Started off good. Ended good. It got a little tiresome with so many things going wrong for poor Noah, but they pulled everything together nicely, and left me feeling good. I enjoyed it overall. Too me, I would give 3 stars to a movie that was just ok, but I had a good time here, and so I gave it 4 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sitter February 10, 2014
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This was one of the funniest movies I have seen in a was while we watch this over and over and over. Our kids love this movie we all love this movie
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOAH IS A HOT NAME December 26, 2011
Format:DVD
The movie starts out as a bad sex comedy. Jonah Hill stars as Noah Griffith, a slightly nerdy, obese young adult who peddles a bicycle. In the opening scene he is performing oral services for a pretty blond girl (Ari Graynor) who believes fat guys do it best, however she won't return the favor as she claims she has a touch of food poisoning. She is a coke slut loved by Noah.

Mom (Jessica Hecht) coerces Noah into babysitting for the neighbor (Erin Daniels). The kids are a 13 year old boy with responsibility issues, an eight year old girl going on 16, and an adopted kid from El Salvador who acts like he is part of a cartel. Noah is irresponsible as this turns into an "Adventures in Babysitting" adult comedy as he attempts to score some cocaine for his "girlfriend" who has promised him real sex in return.

As I watched the movie for the first time, I had the feeling I have seen this before. Predictable, trite, and mostly unfunny. A "me-too" comedy. A lower tier rental at best. Go watch Harold and Kumar instead.

F-bomb, sex talk, no nudity
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jonah Hill is hillarious!!! September 12, 2012
Format:DVD
This movie is ridiculously funny! Jonah Hill is one of my favorite up and coming comedians. Its like a modern day Adventures in Babysitting (a classic)and instead of playboys and thor look alikes its got drug dealers and a misunderstood trio of kids, one of which can't help but to blow things up! Definitely didn't regret watching this movie!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars TD's review August 7, 2012
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I believed this to be a remake of Adventures in Babysitting...I was wrong though it stole some of the situations. I must have been stupid to watch all the way to the end, stupid, stupid movie. Lot's of cursing even out of the mouths of young children, maybe they thought that would be funny, it wasn't.
Guess Jonah Hill lives in these kind of movies silly & stupid. If you like mindless crap this is the movie for you, if not stay away.
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10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Sitter March 21, 2012
Format:DVD
Jonah Hill is currently riding high on his recent Best Support Actor nomination at the Academy Awards and the surprise success of his '80s reboot 21 Jump Street, but if we go back just a few months, we'll find The Sitter. The latest raunchy comedy from David Gordon Green, The Sitter stars Hill as a layabout who reluctantly takes a babysitting gig, only then to be lured to a party by the promise of sex from his girlfriend. A wild evening full of drugs, car theft, robbery, and more ensues, all with three young children in tow. I found little to like about the film, with its recycled plot contrivances, inappropriate humor, and what seems like a phoned-in performance from Hill himself.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars blah December 22, 2012
By Mel
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horrible movie, one of those that only the preview is funny. disappointed as usually Jonah Hill is pretty funny guy
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars So Bad
Just so completely awful. It opens with a horrible sex scene which was so inappropriate. I know what you are getting when you order a Jonah Hill movie and I like his humor- but... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Beckett
3.0 out of 5 stars Passable
Funny at times, overall just okay. Jonah Hill has done much better, though. It's worth it for a few bucks.
Published 6 days ago by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Jonah Hill is funny as hell. Max Records is so awesome, I hope to see more of him. One of my favorites.
Published 15 days ago by Rick Bamberger
3.0 out of 5 stars off beat humor
Was a semi entertaining movie. Didn't laugh at all the jokes but overall not bad. Jonah Hill's other more popular movies are much better though.
Published 1 month ago by Jay Bowne
4.0 out of 5 stars hilarious
this movie is hilarious jonah hill is one of my fav comedy actors ! His sarcastic snappy humor always cracks me up!! if u dont like raunchy sarcastic humor this movie isnt for you! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jai
5.0 out of 5 stars Super funny!
Although a bit juvenile (well, it does have Jonah Hill in it), the movie is hilarious and the little girl steals the show. Great movie if you are looking for a good laugh
Published 1 month ago by Elise
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst Jonah Hill Movie?
I thought this would be funny as I rarely dislike comedies, especially raunchy R rated one's, but this was downright painful too watch. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S.F.
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
This is a no brainer comedy that you won’t be disappointed watching if you aren’t expecting too much. Read more
Published 2 months ago by ConcupusAl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value
Great value for the price!
I purchased this book as a refresher to the lit review process for my dissertation, and found it was a great value for the price. Read more
Published 2 months ago by william furlan
3.0 out of 5 stars Funny
It has an excessive use of foul language, but I realized that was after I choose the undated version. Read more
Published 2 months ago by 2wlite26
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