• The Babysitters (2007)

    Where To Watch
The Babysitters Poster

Release Date: May 9th, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 16th, 2008

R|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Seventeen-year-old Shirley (Katherine Waterston) is a good student who works as a babysitter in order to make money for college. One night Michael (John Leguizamo), a father Shirley works for, confesses he's unhappy with married life. Shirley has a crush on Michael, and seizes this moment to kiss him. Michael is so happy he presents Shirley with a big tip, which gives her an idea. Shirley plans to make extra money by setting up her teenage friends with other unhappy fathers.

Cast: John Leguizamo, Katherine Waterston, Cynthia Nixon

Director: David Ross

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • There's no getting around the fact that Ross's whole cynical premise is based on the lurid male assumption that nubile, college-bound teens have few qualms about selling themselves, a fantasy as deluded as the targets of Ross's barbed arrows. show more

  • Attempting to be this generation's "Risky Business," The Babysitters is the sort of ribald morality tale that manages to feel sleazy and decorous at the same time. show more

  • If Leguizamo imports a hint of pathos into his performance, Waterston adds a dollop of menace to hers, delivering another of Ross's attacks on what separates girls from men. In this world, women are their own worst enemy. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

We've created a new, improved account experience

Why register?
  • Log in and never lose your favorite theaters
  • Access your favorite theaters from any device
  • Registration is easy for new & existing Aol.com users
register nowCurrent Aol.com users, sign in & migrate now