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The Babysitters The premise is out of '70s porn, and so is the overbroad satire and almost total lack of conviction. Katherine Waterston, who's like a bookish Juliette...The BabysittersDramaPT88MR The premise is out of '70s porn, and so is the overbroad satire and almost total lack of conviction. Katherine Waterston, who's like a bookish Juliette...2008-05-07Katherine WaterstonPeace Arch
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The Babysitters

Genre: Drama; Starring: John Leguizamo, Cynthia Nixon, Katherine Waterston; Director: David Ross; Author: David Ross; Release Date Wide: 05/09/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 88; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Peace Arch

The premise is out of ’70s porn, and so is the overbroad satire and almost total lack of conviction. Katherine Waterston, who’s like a bookish Juliette Lewis, plays a teenage wallflower who starts to sleep with the man she’s babysitting for (John Leguizamo). Blink and you’ll miss the moment she morphs into a heartless pimp-madam, organizing the local Heathers into a ring of babysitter hookers. Director David Ross one-dimensionalizes the girls (they’re capitalist vamps) and makes the men victims. He should have called this The Stepford Sluts. D+

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