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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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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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  • Actors: Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell
  • Directors: David Gordon Green
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • 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: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004LWZW5G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,484 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Sitter" on IMDb

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By amerdale876 on 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By William Scott on May 19, 2012
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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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Banker Man on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ingridschtirlic on January 10, 2015
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The kids in this movie are just hilariously funny, I just don't like the plot twist where it turns out the boy is gay. I'm tired that every single movie has a gay character. I'm getting sick of it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on December 26, 2011
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JJCEO #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on May 1, 2012
Format: DVD
Jonah Hill plays a character (Noan) in this film. The first scene depicts him having oral sex with a woman. The movie degrades from there if you can believe it. It is 80 minutes of sexual situations, drunks, buying illegal drugs, stealing cars, car wrecks, foul language, stealing gifts from kids, shoplifting, guns, street fights and dragging the children that he is responsible for through all of this. Through all of this we also have to watch this loser (Noah) give life counseling to a young actor playing a 13 year old who is gay.

This movie is one tasteless scene after another. It ranges from peeing on the floor to police officers stealing drugs and jewelry from the suspected criminal. This movie has no redeeming value and is simply one predictable and disgusting scene from beginning to end.

This is just another Hollywood movie with clichés on gays and racial discrimination. They barely made more money at the box office than it cost to make the movie. There is a reason for that, it is very bad. Ugh! What a waste of time!
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By ConcupusAl on February 17, 2014
Format: DVD
This is a no brainer comedy that you won’t be disappointed watching if you aren’t expecting too much. Jonah Hill plays Noah Griffith who plays a loser that babysits for her mom’s friend in order for her mom to go on a date. He babysits 3 kids: oldest is anxiety ridden closeted gay, adopted roughneck from Columbia, and a little girl who acts like Paris Hilton. Antics ensue when he takes the kids with him to score drugs for a girl at a party that is using him. The car gets stolen, the adopted kid sets cherry bombs in toilets and steals coke from the dealer and Noah needs to find the money to pay the dealer back. During the night Noah finds a girl who likes him for who he is and solves the personal issues of the kids. Movie obviously needs you suspend belief in reality, but it also is truly annoying because the sentiment is fat guys can score pretty girls if they just look around and see the people that truly is worth their time. This happens in all these comedies: the main character is always unsavory and there’s ALWAYS a pretty girl that he is oblivious to while chasing the wrong girl. I get that reality does not mirror all films but if fat losers are watching these comedies than the poor saps will always be misled.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Remydog on April 14, 2012
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I rented this movie to watch on a flight from Atlanta to Boston. I guess it was better than doing nothing, but honestly, not by much. I will admit I chuckled at a few points in the film, but more because it was so absurd and not because it was particularly funny. The writers apparently think that the more f- and s- bombs in the dialog, the funnier the script. Really, it's not. It's more pathetic than anything else. Frankly, the aggressively selfish overweight Jonah Hill swearing, threatening and criticizing a 13-year old and two younger kids, stealing the family car, stealing checks at a bat mitzvah party, heading into Manhattan in the middle of the night, buying drugs for a girl just so he might get laid (how he was going to manage that with the kids in tow is a mystery), etc. made me cringe much more than anything else. Save your money.
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