The Babysitter

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"Something about her captures the imagination."
  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.3  (5,964)

The Babysitter is a 1995 thriller movie that stars Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy London, and J.T. Walsh. The film revolves around a high school student, Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone), who takes up a babysitting job to earn some extra bucks for a new outfit to impress her crush, Jack (Jeremy London). For Jennifer, it seems like a simple enough job. She is to look after the two children of the Conner family, one of whom is a little girl with a strange attachment to her dolly. She quickly befriends the children and even allows the boy to stay up past his bedtime to watch a horror movie, which sets the tone for events to come.

As the night progresses, strange events occur, and Jennifer begins to feel uneasy. Unknown to her, the children's father, Harry Tucker, a psychopath who had murdered his wife, has escaped from prison and is on his way to the house. Harry is played brilliantly by J.T. Walsh, bringing an eerie glamour to the role. He is genuinely creepy and makes the viewer feel on edge.

When Harry arrives, he initially threatens Jennifer, but she manages to outsmart him and locks him in the basement. Thinking the worst is over, Jennifer relaxes, and the children go to bed. However, the horrors are far from over as Harry manages to escape from the basement and starts to stalk her.

The movie is paced well, with tension slowly building up as Harry creeps around the house, while Jennifer frantically tries to find a way to call for help. Strong performances are put forth by all the actors, especially Alicia Silverstone, who carries the movie on her shoulders. She effectively conveys a range of emotions, from fear to strength and cleverness.

The Babysitter is not a comfortable movie to watch, and the atmosphere remains tense until the very end. The filmmakers leave the audience hanging on every word, thinking that 'the baby sitter did what?' or 'why did the kid watch that?' and raise immediate questions that keep the audience engaged.

The movie is well directed by Guy Ferland, and the film's tense score adds to the suspenseful moments. The camera angles and use of light and shadows help to create a spooky ambiance. The Babysitter is a recommended watch for anyone who loves thriller movies.

In conclusion, The Babysitter is a thrilling movie that keeps the viewer on the edge of their seat. The strong performances by Silverstone, London, and Walsh, coupled with effective direction and cinematography, make for a gripping experience. The movie's themes of horror, danger, and survival are brought to life by the impressive cast and crew. Ultimately, The Babysitter is a movie that lingers in the viewer's mind, long after the credits roll.

The Babysitter is a 1995 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.3.

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    4.3  (5,964)