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The Babysitter (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Horror | 13 October 2017 (USA)
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The events of one evening take an unexpected turn for the worst for a young boy trying to spy on his babysitter.

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Cole
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Bee
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Max
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Sonya
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Allison
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Melanie
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John
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Samuel
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Mom
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Romeo
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Luis
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Cop
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Jeremy
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Cole (Judah Lewis) is madly in love with his babysitter (Samara Weaving) Bee. She's hot, funny, and popular. One night, in a moment of defiance, Cole secretly stays up his bedtime to discover she's actually a cold-blooded killer who's in league with the Devil. He now must spend his night evading Bee's band of killers who will stop at nothing to prevent Cole from spilling their dark secret. It's up to Cole to survive the night (and blow up a few people along the way).

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The screenplay for the film was featured on the 2014 blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unproduced screenplays of the year. See more »

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Max: I know it was you, Fredo. I know it was you.
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Entertaining
13 October 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I liked this one. Normally I'd be critical of films of this nature but they have done a good job with this one, ticking all the boxes and ensuring that 'it does what it says on the tin'

Its a fairly simple plot with a twist delivered as two fairly separate themes within the story and its done really well. You have no idea what's coming and when it does it's a little silly, but still exciting and enjoyable.

Its an entertaining film and I couldn't really ask for much more from the fairly able production team. The two leads are superb and have great presence on screen. Judah Lewis is excellent, I hope to see more of him, and Samara Weaving is also fantastic. Aside from Andrew Bachelor who's performance is below par the rest of the cast is pretty good.

Another good production from Netflix who don't always get it right. There's no excess here but they've done very well with all the details that mattered. OK, its a little cheesy. There are some good chuckles to be had but no belly laughs or LOL's. The effects for the most part are a poor rendition of old school horror, but its a throwback to horror from the 80's so works well if a little camp.

Definitely worth a watch, on an idle Friday night.


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