Adventures in Babysitting
25th Anniversary Edition
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Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with the 25th Anniversary Edition of ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING, starring Academy Award(R) nominee Elisabeth Shue (Best Actress, 1995, LEAVING LAS VEGAS). Experience all the laughter and excitement in a whole new way on Blu-ray with a sensational new digital restoration! When Chris Parker (Shue) agrees to babysit, she expects a night of TV... and boredom. But when her frantic friend calls and pleads to be rescued from a downtown Chicago bus station, Chris and the kids pack up and leave their safe suburban surroundings for the heart of the big city. It's a frighteningly funny expedition no one will forget!
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Right after the parents leave, Chris gets a call from her friend Brenda pleading for her to come rescue her from the bus station, which apparently must be in hell due to the very strange people there. Chris decides to help her out and has to bring the kids along due to them ratting her out if she doesn't. And that is when the title of the movie begins to go into play. It all starts with one flat tire and a man with a hook.
I'll tell ya what, this movie is still pretty funny and still fun to watch after almost 22 years. It is still a charmingly fun movie, and a lot of fun to watch. I honestly thought after having not seen it for quite some time, that maybe it wasn't going to be as a good as I remembered. Wrong. It really was a lot of fun. Sure some parts weren't as great or funny as I remember, but they were still good and kind of funny or silly. Like the blues singing scene. I remember that being really cool when I first saw it (loooong time ago), but this time it was still funny and good, but just not all that like last time. I loved the beginning where Brad is all excited about Chris being at the house and then his mom or his sister totally embarrassing him by saying `Stop fawning over her' or `don't eat chocolate cause it doesn't help your acne'. Seriously my mom did that to me once in front of a girl I had a huge crush on and I felt that guys pain right on the spot...haha. And all the 80's stuff that's just genuine 80's stuff was so cool to see again. Like an older Burger King logo and Sara's backpack. Her backpack had Gizmo on it. Seriously... I want that backpack! And holy cow, the two gangs in the train were hilarious! It was like a bad `Beat It' video. Seriously Michael Jackson could have just popped out right there and started singing. They also reminded me of the `hot cops' from Arrested Development. Remember the episode where George Michael Jr. buys weed for his uncle? Hilarious.
In the end, great movie. If you love some 80's movies, then you'll want to own this. I guess I can only think of one bad thing and that's for the parents trying to show their kids some of the `older' movies from the 80s and that is that this movie does have a little bit of cussing. I believed they used the `f' bomb twice.
P.S. - A guy that looks like Thor in this movie is played by Vincent D'Onofrio. It was pretty funny to see him in pretty good shape considering what he usually looks like in his roles.
This is a fun and cozy movie. Because I love it so much, I've watched it several times. I've also read the book, and I also have a review for that, also. This is a movie I can actually enjoy, cuddled up on the couch on a Friday night. (Most Friday nights I am reading a book.)
Chris Parker, a beautiful teenager girl, accepts a babysitting job after being stood up by her boyfriend. She thinks it will be a quiet night at home with the kids. . .
Her friend Brenda calls her to come and pick her up at the bus station after Brenda had tried to run away from home. Just a quick trip to the bus station to get Brenda, and then back home with the kids. . . Of course, the kids have to come, because they can't stay home alone. Therefore, Chris and the kids come to the bus station. . . or try to come to the bus station. . .
A tire blows on the freeway. . . What a horrible time for a tire to blow when you have a carload full of kids. . . How will Chris get another tire?
While trying to get another tire, she and the kids have one adventure after another. I will not tell you what they are, but they are fun. You never knew getting a tire was that adventurous. . . I can't say more, because I don't want to ruin the movie.
But the main question is: Will Chris get the tire, get Brenda picked up, and get home before the parents know that she was out on the town with the kids?
I enjoyed the French restaurant scene; Joe was an awesome character; I enjoyed the campus scene; the bus-riding scene was fun. The hospital scene was really fun. Gosh, the whole thing was fun, awesome, and cozy. That's coming from someone who hates movies - from someone whose brain doesn't even comprehend movies! (But I did enjoy the book even more.)
This movie is really awesome, and if you are like me and can't/don't watch movies, I think this movie is one you would enjoy; but thank goodness there is a book out and that would be even better for people like me.
Highly recommended (at least for people like me). I get to have a "cozy, adventurous night on the town" without leaving my couch.
military when THIS '80s flick came out. I missed it. I googled "classic '80s movies", and MISCHIEF;
TEEN WOLF; THE LAST STARFIGHTER; and this one, popped up. I already have ' Starfighter, so, I
bought the other two.
Elisabeth Shue is a VERY capable actress, and helps to keep your interest start to finish.
To the reviewers that said this movie is not suitable for anyone under 16 need to get their heads out of
their asses and see sunlight before the world ends... the NEWS isn't suitable for anyone under 16...
that don't appreciate a good bombing, or be-heading.