Adventures in Babysitting (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
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In its own way, "Adventures in Baby Sitting is in the mold of the Indiana Jones films, where the cast of characters are stuck on a roller coaster of exciting encounters.Read more ›
When highschool senior Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) decides to spend Saturday night babysitting the Anderson kids Sara (Maia Brewton) and Brad (Keith Coogan) as well as Brad's best friend Daryl (Anthony Rapp), no one, not least Chris, will be prepared for the wild ride ahead, when Chris' best friend Brenda (Penelope Ann Miller) phones and begs to be rescued from the Chicago bus depot after an aborted attempt to run away. Chris bundles the kids in the car and heads for downtown Chicago, but after getting stranded thanks to a flat tyre, the gang end up in a mess of trouble!
This is such a fun film. Elisabeth Shue glows as Chris and offers one of her funniest comedy performances. Whilst she is best-remembered by most film critics for her role in "Leaving Las Vegas", to 80's kids like me, she'll forever be fondly regarded as Chris in AIB.
Anthony Rapp, Keith Coogan and Maia Brewton are hilarious in their roles, and Penelope Ann Miller is a scream in the film's clever subplot of Brenda's adventures in the bus depot. The film also features early turns from Vincent d'Onofrio, Bradley Whitford and George Newbern.
The DVD is presented in non-anamorphic widescreen, with no extras whatsoever, but fans will just be happy to finally have this 80's gem on DVD. A bargain price too.
First one: The Playboy magazine. I know they don't show much of anything but still, it isn't something that I want my 6 year old seeing and asking what is that, why is she dressed like that?
Second: I can quote this, on the subway, the street gang "Lords of Hell" if I remember right, when they confronted Elizabeth Shue's character and the kids, and the love struck teenager tries to man up to them, a knife gets taken out and snapped into the kids foot. Then followed up by, "Don't F*** with the Lords of Hell!" Elizabeth Shue pulls out the knife and holds it to the gang leaders face and says, "Don't F*** with the babysitter!" Now, 2 F words, and this is in the family movie category? I need to say I don't think this should be.Read more ›
Everyone, I believe, can relate to the craziness that goes on here.... it is just taken to the extreme in this movie.
Elizabeth Shue is fantastic as the babysitter. One of the most memorable lines is when she proclaims... "I'm the babysitter!".
Not to be missed. Enjoyable for everyone. Must see classic and timeless comedy.
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Showed the kids and it held up! One of my favs then and for them now!Published 5 days ago by StellVan
This is one of my brothers first films where he plays Thor. The first time I watched it, I thought it was a fun film. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Elizabeth Donofrio
This movie is so funny and transported me back to my childhood. I must say, though, the version we watched as children must've been taped off tv or something, because I don't... Read morePublished 10 days ago by N Minshew
I've always loved this movie when I was a kid. So when the Disney Adventutes in Babysitting came out a couple of weeks ago I knew I just had to get this for my kids to watch. Read morePublished 11 days ago by lighthouse
This movie is a classic! We watched it with out 4 children and they loved it too!Published 11 days ago by Eric Chrzanowski
This movie will always be part of my family. This is a great movie for the whole family.Published 12 days ago by Patricia Alleyne
Great movie It has always been one of my favorites. E. Shue is a great actress. The story is good also. My kids noticed the one from disney. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Steven Pierce
Awesome throwback! So much old time 80's fun. Miss the good old days.Published 14 days ago by Jennifer uliano