Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead
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Item Type: DVD Movie
Item Rating: PG13
Street Date: 08/30/05
Wide Screen: no
Director Cut: no
Special Edition: no
Foreign Film: noSubtitles: no
Full Frame: yes
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The children can hardly believe their bad luck. Now they will be stuck with the babysitter from hell. After meeting to discuss their situation, the children elect Sue Ellen (also called Swell, played by Christina Applegate, "Married with Children") to go speak to the old lady. Swell knocks on the old lady's bedroom door and enters when she fails to answer. Swell discovers that one problem was solved, but another created, when she learns that the babysitter is dead.
After another meeting of the children, they decide to take the old lady to a mortuary and drop her off with a note. Unfortunately, the children neglect to remove the money their mother left from the old lady's clothes, as they learn after they return home. Swell and brother Kenny (Keith Coogan, who starred in another classic comedy, "Adventures in Babysitting") decide that one of them has to get a job. A flip of the pizza box and Swell starts looking for a job while brother Kenny hangs around the house and smokes pot.
Swell's first job is at a hotdog place, where she gets the joy of cleaning out the grease pots. Swell decides there has to be a better job she can get, so after a little creative resume writing, she lands a high-paying job as an executive administrative assistant for Rose Lindsay (Joanna Cassidy, "Blade Runner" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit").Read more ›
Determined to keep the fun and food flowing, Sue Ellen decides to look for a job. After not having too much luck at a fast food restaurant, she applies for a receptionist position at a clothing company. When a resume mix-up gets in the way, Sue Ellen becomes a career woman in order to pay the bills and keep their summer alive. Meanwhile, she develops a blossoming relationship with a fast-food worker she once worked with (Josh Charles of "Threesome") and is being hounded by two office workers who want to wreck her reputation (Concetta Tomei & a very, very young-looking David Duchovny of "X-Files fame).
Featuring a great cast of actors such as Joanna Cassidy and Keith Coogan ("Adventures in Babysitting"), "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead" is a grown-up version of "Home Alone" for teens. Amusing, funny, and entertaining, it was Applegate's only feature-film hit.Read more ›
At the beginning of this film, Sue Ellen has a bad attitude, along with her siblings, about their whole summer. Sue Ellen gets a high position in the clothing company by submitting a made up resume and the job is tedious and very hard. As the movie progresses, she is developed into the young woman that she really is and disovers for herslf how she can accomplish things. She's not the only one that changes. Her brother, Kenny, is a delinquent at the start of the movie as he hangs with the wrong crowd and is off every night using drugs. By the end of the film he changes into a courteous young man that has respect not only for the people and things around him, but for most importantly, himself. The whole family works as a team during their summer and at the end of the movie you know the signifigance of hard work and effort among a group.
The comedy in this film is very good and you'll be having a belly laugh every few minutes. This is a comedy that is great for the whole family to sit down to and enjoy. It is funny, touching, and gives great messages. Not many other comedies can do that. this is heartily recommended to the lover of a great comedy or a film with great messages.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used to watch Christina Applegate when she was on that sit com "Married With Children" late night. She was really good in that and she's even better in this movie. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
The $5.00 version did not progress from the FBI warning to the movie on my computer. I had to open up the file and watch each sub-folder in order to see the movie.Published 5 days ago by Bunny M.
I love this movie, it is hilarious! I ordered this on DVD and it arrived in perfect condition at the time I was told it would.Published 6 days ago by BigRed
I choose this rating because the movie is good. What I like about the movie is that “It's Home Alone times five. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Nathan Shepherd