Christina Applegate stars in Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, the witless executive-pretender comedy about a teenybopper who has to provide for her siblings when Mom goes on a long vacation and the crotchety old baby-sitter dies. She cons her way into the job of executive assistant of a clothing company and ends up saving the company. On Married With Children, the baby-faced Applegate has a slutty spark. Here, the role is too straight, and she’s blah — an apple pie that’s neither sweet nor tart enough. As Applegate’s iron-lady boss, Joanna Cassidy invests her office jargon with a beamy-eyed fervor that makes every line sound like foreplay. D+
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Christina Applegate stars in Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, the witless executive-pretender comedy about a teenybopper who has...Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's DeadComedy, RomancePT102MPG-13 Christina Applegate stars in Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, the witless executive-pretender comedy about a teenybopper who has...1991-07-12Keith CooganDavid DuchovnyDanielle HarrisKeith Coogan, David Duchovny, Danielle Harris
Genre: Comedy, Romance; Starring: Christina Applegate, Stephen Herek, Keith Coogan, David Duchovny, Danielle Harris; Director: Stephen Herek; Runtime (in minutes): 102; MPAA Rating: PG-13
Posted July 12 1991 — 12:00 AM EDT
- 'Breaking Bad' actor calls for more people with disabilities in Hollywood
- WATCH: Exclusive clip from 'Light Between Oceans'
- Stars put Jimmy Fallon to shame in dramatic game of Musical Beers
- The Must List: Sunday's VMAs, new Frank Ocean, and more
- Dave Grohl and Prophets of Rage cover the MC5's 'Kick Out the Jams'
- Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, 'Seinfeld' cast 'bonked' by Jimmy Fallon
- Seth Meyers revises offer for Donald Trump show 'Chicago President'
- Flashback to the 2001 'Summer Catch' Premiere
- Fall Movie Preview 2016: 'Fantastic Beasts,' 'Rogue One,' and 76 Other Films
- Flashback to the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards
- See All of EW's Fall Movie Preview Covers
- Poppy Awards 2016: Your comedy nominees are...
- Poppy Awards 2016: Your drama nominees are...