“Things get messy when you make a deal with the devil.”
– Bee

SYNOPSIS: The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter. – via IMDB

Ah! This movie! This is so my cup of tea, and I enjoyed the hell out of this. Chop, I am so with you on this one, it’s great! Everything works.

The cast is really what makes this – they all seem to be having an absolute blast, and that comes through. I think that Judah Lewis was fantastic as Cole, and Samara Weaving was great as Bee. She totally nailed down that sort of girl next door thing but with an extremely healthy dose of crazy. The two of them play off one another really well, and I loved watching them together. She really was like the best babysitter, and you could understand how he saw her as probably his best friend, even if it meant she had to stay his babysitter.

I would like to thank McG and co from the bottom of my heart for a shirtless Robbie Amell for essentially the whole movie. Yes, for science, and your contribution is immensely appreciated. So. Much. He was hilarious to boot, too, but still. Science.

Okay, back to the movie, right? Sorry, can’t help it, he was distracting in the movie, too. I think the humour for The Babysitter was spot on, and definitely had me laugh quite a few times. This movie totally embraces how crazy it is, and it just works. I really loved the little cuts in the movie to show certain events (the pocket knife, Cole’s plans, etc). I also think that things were just pretty weird all round. The Babysitter is a load of fun, and just goes for it every step of the way.

Anyway, as you can tell I had a great time with The Babysitter. If you are into horror comedy, this should totally work for you. It’s a total blast and it has some fantastic moments and silly characters, with a solid score and it looks stylish, too. Absolutely worth the watch!

12 thoughts on “Review: The Babysitter (2017)

  1. I loved everything about it. Great film and a lot of fun.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Yay! It really is absolutely fantastic and it just works!

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  2. theipc says:

    Dearest JJB,

    Yesssssssssssssss! Loved it! Good call!

    Love,

    SSC

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    1. Zoë says:

      Kind TGMJS,

      What a blast! So much awesome going on!

      Love,
      IJB

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  3. Keith says:

    Ha Ha! I love the enthusiasm. Maybe I need to give this a look.

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    1. Zoë says:

      I had a total ball of a time! Well worth a look see Keith!

      Like

  4. Tom says:

    Fun movie, yep. I really enjoyed this. Epsecially because McG made it and I dont really ever get along with his approach to movies. But this hit all the right notes, it was, as you said, totally aware of itself and that made it easy to just go with the flow.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Good times! I am glad to hear you liked this one so much, such a fun, simple watch. Yeah, his other movies on the list are definitely not on the same level as this at all.

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      1. Tom says:

        Lol they really aren’t. Though I have to say I still get the giggles thinking about The Rock wearing a sacrificial lion’s head in Hercules. That movie was plain ridiculous. And maybe one of the better things McG did too.

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      2. Zoë says:

        Oh gosh I never watched that because I didn’t think there was any way it was going to be good. I seem to have dodged a bullet though hahaha.

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  5. Ha!! Ha!! Interesting review, I like the part where Robbie Amell’s torso distracted you!! Sounds more like comedy than horror. I ought to chk it out.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thank you 🙂 Oh yes, but it WAS a distraction xD Definitely more a horror comedy than a full fledged horror, highly recommend it!

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