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… 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… 2008-05-09 R PT88M Drama John Leguizamo Cynthia Nixon Katherine Waterston Peace Arch
Movie Review

The Babysitters (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
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EW's GRADE
D+

Details Release Date: May 09, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 88 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: John Leguizamo and Cynthia Nixon; 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+

Originally posted May 07, 2008 Published in issue #991 May 16, 2008 Order article reprints
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