The Babysitter (1995)
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy London, Nicky Katt, J.T. Walsh, Lee Garlington, George Segal
Directed by: Guy Ferland
Tagline: It’s all in your mind.
Running time: 90 Minutes
Quick summary (from IMDB): A teenage babysitter is the focus of two boys and a man’s separate obsessions.
Have you ever been skimming Netflix and stumbled across a movie that looked so awful that you had to watch it?
That’s essentially what happened with this movie. My wife and I were at the tail-end of our typical movie searching argument when I decided to look up Alicia Silverstone, base on my wife’s love of Clueless. The Babysitter came out the same year as Clueless and was ostensibly Silverstone in her prime, but it just looked terrible. So of course we watched it, and it was just as bad as I expected.
As the movie was starting up, I glanced at the first review I saw on IMDB which said that The Babysitter was basically just soft-core porn, which sounded awesome. But The Babysitter was so much worse than that, because none of the fantasy scenes were even remotely erotic. They would just kind of start randomly and you aren’t really sure if what you’re seeing is real or not. And it never gets any better.
The Storyline, per IMDB states that “The story basically shows the effects drink has on different people”, which is not at all what I thought this movie was about. I figured it was just about how terrible people in the mid-90s were and that every male just wanted to nail Alicia Silverstone.
I probably should have looked at a few more reviews from IMDB and Netflix before we actually watched the movie, but it was actually more fun to just watch a terrible movie and MST3K it. We had so much more enjoyment making fun of every little thing about the movie than we ever would have gotten from the movie itself. There are no redeeming qualities about this movie. All of the characters were just terrible, terrible people and I wanted all of them to get hit by a car. Unfortunately, only one of them does.
1995 was Alicia Silverstone at her absolute peak, just a year after the Aerosmith videos came out and three months after Clueless, but not even the success of Clueless or Silverstone’s popularity could save The Babysitter. It was just awful.
0 out of 5 stars