Let me preface this by saying that this is in no way a DVD for kids, or to be watched with kids. I didn’t catch this film in the theaters but the trailer made me think it might be a kid friendly comedy, definitely not the case. I think having three kids in the movie made me believe this would be a little more light hearted and PG-13 instead of R. With the director of Pineapple Express this adventure in babysitting is definitely not for the entire family.
The film opens up with Noah (Hill) going down on his girlfriend Marisa ( Ari Graynor, who I will forever think of as Caroline form Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist). You quickly learn that Noah is just being used by Marisa and she has him whipped. Noah is a twenty-something slacker, college drop out and needs to get his shit together. What better way to do that than by babysitting three zany kids?
After getting a booty call and special request from Marisa, Noah, being the irresponsible young adult he is, takes to the streets brining three kids. His errands spin out of control and he finds himself on the run from a drug lord. The film has its great comedic moments and the three kids and Hill have a great chemistry.
The story itself is fairly substantial for how silly and raunchy its initialy seems. Hill ends up learning a lot about life, himself and other people. On his path to this realization he has a moment with each one of the kids to help them and reach out to them in one way or another.
You will be surprised by the substance in the film, but only after you see through the raunchiness.
Audio and Video Quality
No demanding battle scenes or crazy musical numbers demanding lots of visual & audio detail– everything was mixed well between the dialogue and background music, and the mini action sequences with the cars and cherry-bomb-exploding toilets were appropriate.
- Theatrical and Unrated versions of the film -see below for a list of deleted/unrated scenes not in the theatrical version*
- Gag Reel
- “Totally Irresponsible” outtakes “Sits and Giggles”- alternate versions of scenes which contained some of the films short but snarky comedic one liners
- “For Your Consideration” with Blythe featurette
- “The Making of The Sitter” featurette
- “Jonah the Producer” featurette - Hill (who actually produced the film) shows the viewers how he handled the child actors, their parents, and how he helped to with their education on set. Cute but pretty pointless.
The Sitter is out now on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Defiant, vulgar and envelope-pushing, The DVD comes complete with both the theatrical and unrated or “totally irresponsible” version of the film.
If you enjoyed this film in theaters I would suggest bringing home this DVD. The added features are a small bonus but the bigger pull here is the unrated version and deleted scenes.
*The “Totally Irresponsible” unrated edition:
- Deleted & Extended Scenes:
- Noah Goes Downtown – Extended
- Noah and Slater Talk About Twins – Extended
- Getting the Minivan – Extended
- Karl’s Back Room – Extended
- Karl Hugs It Out – Deleted
- Kids on the Curb – Deleted
- Meeting Karl in Chinatown – Extended
- Noah Calls Stephanie – Deleted
- Brooklyn Party Scenes – Deleted
- Alternate Ending: Carousel Fight