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      The Babysitter

      R 1995 1 hr. 30 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      29% 7 Reviews Tomatometer 16% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is a lovely teen who has been hired to baby-sit the kids of Harry Tucker (J.T. Walsh) and his wife, Dolly (Lee Garlington). The Tuckers go to a party and proceed to get inebriated, with Mr. Tucker fantasizing about his beautiful baby sitter. Meanwhile, Jack (Jeremy London), her boyfriend, and Mark (Nicky Katt), another guy interested in her, decide to spy on Jennifer at the Tucker house, with each young man also fixated on her. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 21 Buy Now

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      Audience Member A sleepy teen thriller that unsuccessfully meddles with non-linear Lynchian psychological tropes. Silverstone gives it some kind of eye candy factor. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting commentary on the male gaze, toxic masculinity, how alcohol fuels our baser instincts, how sex appeal and sexual prowess affect our sense of self worth. The film actively pushes the (male) viewer to participate in the same male gaze, putting Alicia Silverstone of full display, and then forces the viewer to analyze his own intentions. The film is simultaneously dated and well ahead of its time. Reminds me a lot of Promising Young Woman, but from the male perspective. I think this film would have been perceived totally differently and done much better had it been released in 2021 rather than 1995. This feels like the type of film I should be writing a college paper on. Worth watching, and worth analyzing and discussing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Well, that was terrible. I guess it's about sex, lust, and failed relationships, but it's really so poorly put together, it's laughable. You've got a middle aged man, teenage boy, even a preadolescent boy lusting after the teen babysitter. There's fantasy rape and salascious sequences laced with the story that are just odd and disconcerting. I really have no idea what the director was going for, why this was made, or why Silverstone agreed to do the film. It was just an overall waste of money, time, and talent. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review jelisije j A movie that deals with a lot people hidden desires and how dangerous they can actually be. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie is mostly held together with fantasy scenes, and the majority of them are from the point-of-view of a male character. Disturbing since the fantasies include several scenes of rape and violence towards women. Ugh. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member the mid 90s had some very 2021 film no-no's and that's what makes it one of my favorite eras. The Babysitter is very underrated if one can look past it's insight as to how some ppl get really creep when it comes to pretty young things but if you can't that's okay there's nothing wrong w disliking this movie. however if you're into dark stuff like true crime then this is a strong recommendation. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Linda Lee New York Times Not only as a star vehicle [for Alicia Silverstone] but also as an impressive debut for Guy Ferland, its writer and director. May 21, 2003 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault It does get at something dark and wormy in American masculinity. Rated: B Aug 19, 2006 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com Rated: 1/5 Sep 10, 2005 Full Review Alex Sandell Juicy Cerebellum Bad horror almost saved due to Silverstone's 'hotness' factor. Rated: 1/5 Jun 22, 2003 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 1/5 Sep 23, 2002 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Moviehole Geez Alicia looks hot! Geez...the film's not. Rated: 2/5 Sep 18, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is a lovely teen who has been hired to baby-sit the kids of Harry Tucker (J.T. Walsh) and his wife, Dolly (Lee Garlington). The Tuckers go to a party and proceed to get inebriated, with Mr. Tucker fantasizing about his beautiful baby sitter. Meanwhile, Jack (Jeremy London), her boyfriend, and Mark (Nicky Katt), another guy interested in her, decide to spy on Jennifer at the Tucker house, with each young man also fixated on her.
      Director
      Guy Ferland
      Screenwriter
      Guy Ferland
      Production Co
      Spelling Films International
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 21, 2010
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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