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.