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Babysitters Beware (2009)

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A young boy is determined to spend more time with his parents and attempts to behave badly enough to drive off potential babysitters, but he may have met his match in a prison guard-turned-sitter.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trenton Rogers ... Danny Parker
Rico Rodriguez ... Marco
Chris Cleveland ... Jim Parker
Brittany Renee Finamore ... Janelle (as Brittany Finamore)
Kate Orsini ... Wendy Parker
Taylor Negron ... Mr. Willoughsbag
Luis Anthony Luis Anthony ... Snook
Danny Trejo ... The Guard
Dee Wallace ... Ms. Greene
Mercedes Colon ... Marco's Mom
Gabrielle Nicole Carbatal Gabrielle Nicole Carbatal ... Marco's First Sister
Raini Rodriguez ... Marco's Second Sister
Erica Muñoz ... Yogurt Balloon Babysitter (as Erica Munoz)
Jacey Margolis ... Hand-chop Babysitter
Kenny Kelleher ... Hot Sauce Babysitter


A young boy is determined to spend more time with his parents and attempts to behave badly enough to drive off potential babysitters, but he may have met his match in a prison guard-turned-sitter.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


time to try a little trouble!


Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mischievous behavior and mild language


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Release Date:

3 December 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The NØ Sit List See more »

Filming Locations:

Comstock Park, Michigan, USA See more »


Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)
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The baseball game they go to is clearly stock footage of the West Michigan Whitecaps with their mascot, Crash.. When in close, the seats are green, from the stock footage the seats are red. See more »

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Major problems in script, premise, execution, billing.
8 August 2018 | by cartotheneckSee all my reviews

This is one of the most flawed movies I've seen in a while. The premise is poor, the character motivations are not clear, there are many logical fallacies in the plot (i.e. the father goes out to an important business meeting with his wife, but instead of sending his wife home to deal with the misbehaving child he leaves his business meeting to return home? Why? The major conflict of the movie is illogical and unrealistic!)

This movie was filmed primarily in someone's house, with lighting that is annoyingly horizontal because of inadequate ceiling room to light from overhead, the acting by the parents is dull and flat. The only actor that has any character sympathy is the young woman playing the 'regular' babysitter, who is under-served in screen time and given no scenes to establish her life outside of interactions with the protagonist.

The 'stunts' are done in a way to avoid any potential danger or lasting damage to the house and come across as so tame that they'd be non-events in real life - the boy microwaves tomato soup in a microwave and makes an easily cleanable mess, fills the sinks with water, and spills some yogurt - and these are the 'horrible things' he does to 'drive away' a babysitter.

This is a very, very low budget attempt at 'rental bait' and an excuse for some SAG scale actors to get tape. There is no vision, there is no passion, and there is no reasonable excuse for this to exist alongside movies like Problem Child and Home Alone. I never once believed that protagonist had conviction or motivation to do the things in the 'plot'. It simply doesn't make sense. It doesn't make sense that Danny Trejo would charge $30 an hour to babysit. It doesn't make sense that the mother, who doesn't have a job onscreen or any excuse other than the fact that children have mothers to exist in this film, can't provide care for the child. Lazy, lazy, illogical film.

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