The Sitter (2011) starring Jonah Hill, Max Records, Ari Graynor, J.B. Smoove directed by David Gordon Green Movie Review

The Sitter (2011)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Jonah Hill in The Sitter (2011)

Unfunny Adventures in Babysitting

Suspended from college and done for drink driving Noah Griffith (Jonah Hill) really needs to get his act together but can't be bothered. It is how he comes to be babysitting the kids for a hot neighbour and her husband as he has nothing better to do. But not only is Noah not a kiddie person but the three kids he has to baby-sit are the kids from hell and what should be a straight forward job turns in to a nightmare in the city involving drugs, mishaps and destruction of toilets.

You know you are getting old when not only do the movies you enjoyed as a teenager end up being remade but the actors and in this case comedian they cast in the movies do absolutely nothing for you. So I am feeling incredibly old having watched "The Sitter" not only a poor update on "Adventures in Babysitting" but featuring the totally unfunny Jonah Hill with a lot of unfunny jokes which thinks it is passing for adult humour but is in fact simply moronic.

Now admittedly I am not a fan of Jonah Hill in comedies, he has one style, one character which he plays again and again and being a one trick pony becomes annoying which is the case here. As such if you have watched other Jonah Hill comedies you know what to expect, the awkward but abusive style of humour which has no class about it at all. But Jonah Hill as Noah is not the only bad character as the movie is full of them from an adopted kid who likes to cause trouble to a little girl who wants to be a hot celeb. It is incredibly unfunny and I don't think I even need one hand to count the jokes which made me laugh.

What this all boils down to is that "The Sitter" really didn't do it for me and whilst fans of Jonah Hill might find it amusing it offers up little too others who just about tolerate him and his brand of humour.