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Adventures in Babysitting (Bilingual)

Elisabeth Shue , Penelope Ann Miller , Chris Columbus    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
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Way before she grabbed an Oscar nomination for her searing performance as a world-weary prostitute in Leaving Las Vegas, Elisabeth Shue was known as one of the squeaky-clean actresses of the '80s. Having made a splash in The Karate Kid and the '60s-nostalgia TV series Call to Glory, Shue cemented her good-girl reputation with the charming but badly titled Adventures in Babysitting. Set in the John Hughes-style suburbs of Chicago, the titular adventures follow babysitter Chris (Shue), who agrees to watch the Anderson kids (Keith Coogan and Maia Brewton) when her boyfriend cancels their anniversary date. All is quiet on the home front until Chris is called upon to rescue her best friend (Penelope Ann Miller, also doing good-girl duty) from the seedy downtown bus station. She can't leave the kids, and she can't leave her friend alone in the big bad city, so she packs everyone in the station wagon and heads into Chicago. Screwball craziness begins as they encounter car thieves, knife-wielding gangs, gun-toting truck drivers, and, worst of all, Chris's duplicitous boyfriend. It's hardly mature entertainment, but Shue makes it work; when she wins over the audience at a blues club with her improv singing, you'll be won over, too. In his directorial debut, Chris Columbus (who later when on to helm the sap-fests Mrs. Doubtfire and Home Alone) gently skewers the suburbia white-bread mindset of the main characters, and plays up the comedy over the schmaltz with a subtlety of which he now seems incapable; the near romance between Shue and Coogan is played lightly and adorably. Look for brief appearances by art-house faves Lolita Davidovich as a college party girl and Vincent D'Onofrio as an unlikely savior. --Mark Englehart

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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Movie in the Category ever ! March 1 2014
Format:DVD
Elisabeth is the most wonderful woman in the world and I will love here forever. Here performance in this movie was simply wonderful.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 25th Anniversary Addition, Tbbbbb! Dec 23 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I enjoy the movie, which is why I bought it, but if you advertise a 25th anniversary edition there should be something extra to make it
a special addition. I don't know call me crazy. Also, a trailer is not an extra unless it is Redband.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as expected June 4 2013
By marys
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
My daughter loved this when she was a child and was purchased for Mother's Day from her daughter. She was delighted to view it again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars adventure in babystiting May 11 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best/Worst Night Jan. 26 2013
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Elisabeth Shue was brilliant in this movie. The movie moved well and was realistic enough that it was fun to watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite 80's comedies! Dec 16 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I've been watching this movie since I was a little kid. All the cast are very funny. I think it gets funnier as it ages because it's so deliciously 80's! Check it out before Hollywood remakes, and ultimately ruins it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE Dec 2 2006
Format:DVD
everytime the babysitter came over we would watch this movie when i was growing up. now in my 20's i can still watch it and laugh. darrell (stray dog) was fricken hilarious!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHEN THE SHUE FITS June 5 2004
Format:DVD
ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING is a wonderfully entertaining film from the late eighties that still resonates almost 20 years later. Chris Columbus (the future director of the first two Harry Potter films) brings us a series of vignettes resulting in Elizabeth Shue's Chris Parker babysitting for the precious Maia Brewton and the mooneyed Keith Coogan. Shue is marvelous; Coogan and Anthony Rapp are delightful; and little Maia is appropriately cute and loveable. Penelope Ann Miller as the nearsighted Brenda is a riot...especially when she picks up a stray "cat" at the bus station.
Of course, the primo scene is the "nobody leaves till you sing the blues" with Albert Collins. Shue's transformation as she gets into the "Babysitter Blues" is priceless.
This is one feel good movie, and in spite of some of its profanity, a film everyone should enjoy.
It's a minor classic to me!!!
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