Friday, June 17, 2011

Adventures in Babysitting

Adventures in Babysitting- 1987, directed by Chris Columbus, starring Elisabeth Shue, Penelope Ann Miller, and Anthony Rapp

Maltin says-  Shue, extremely winning in her first lead role, plays a teenager who takes her two babysitting charges into downtown Chicago to help get a friend out of a jam- and winds up in a snowballing series of wild adventures, a'la Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  Young teens might go for it, but it's mediocre at best.  Screenwriter Columbus' directing debut.  2 stars.

I say- This movie is rather boring.  I saw this when I was younger, and really didn't care for it then, and now watching it again, I can see why.  For a movie about "adventures" it does not feel very adventurous.  You can pretty easily predict everything that's going to happen.  Plus, I felt rather old to be watching this one, however, for younger kids, this movie is very dark. So not really sure where it fits in.  1 star.

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