Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead



Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 58% · 26 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 56%
IMDb Rating 3.6/10 10 593 593

Top cast

Danielle Harris as Production Executive
June Squibb as Mrs. Sturak
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908.48 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 38 min
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1 hr 38 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bswbkdmwd 5 / 10

Jordan Ward carried

Film was shocking but Jordan Wards song boosted it from a 2/10 to a 5/10. Can't go wrong with a bit of Jordan Ward. In my opinion if Jordan Ward didn't make "Player Two" for this film it wouldn't even make it to theatres because of how appalling it was. Some parts were funny but most parts tried to hard to make the audience chuckle and just failed. Might just be me but Jordan ward should have got the main roll for this film based on how good his song was. All of his music as absolutely amazing and would suggest you listen to his music than watch this abomination. Go see it if you want but to be expecting a good film.

Reviewed by FeastMode 5 / 10

More of a girl movie than a guy movie

That headline isn't necessarily a criticism, but my reviews and ratings are subjective. And this movie leans towards a chick flick. There is still some guy humor, as well as jokes that are funny regardless of gender. I laughed a decent amount and there are a few hilarious parts.

But then it switches back to girl humor. Or a romance plot with EXTENSIVE scenes on dates. There are even life lessons. Again, these aren't necessarily bad things. They're just not why I watch comedy movies.

I found the lead to be the least funny. But the three younger siblings are hilarious and memorable characters. And the babysitter cracked me up.

I had an okay time watching this. But it's probably more enjoyable if you like chick flicks or are looking for a date movie.

(1 viewing, opening Thursday 4/11/2024)

Reviewed by mark-67214-52993 4 / 10

Uh, no

Wade Allain-Marcus has directed the reboot of 1991's "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead." It's unclear why he bothered.

In the update, Tanya (Simone Joy Jones - fresh from "Bel Air," another retread) is seventeen and the oldest of four siblings. After a meltdown at work, their mom is sent to a resort for some mandatory R&R. Sure. Happens all the time. The kids are left in the "care" of an elderly, pistol-wielding maniac who promptly passes away. Right. Rather than bothering their mom, the kids decide to dispose of the body and fend for themselves. Of course they do. With the help of her siblings, Tanya lies about her age, gins up a fake résumé and gets a job at a company specializing in fast fashion. Uh huh. Desultory observations about adulthood, responsibility and getting by financially dribble out after that.

In the original film, the lead role was played by Christina Applegate, an actual teenager, who was in the middle of an eleven-year run on "Married... With Children." Her interactions with Joanna Cassidy, who played the owner of the fashion company, were the most redemptive elements of a film that was panned by the critics. A high-water mark was a critic labelling the film "amusing fluff." (It got a 35 score on Metacritic.) Inexplicably, the reboot hews closely to this marginal original story. The only novel element in any of this is that the family at the center of the story is Black.

The casting here is uneven. Jones, who plays Tanya, is twenty-five years old. She struggles to be convincing as a seventeen-year-old. However, her charm and effervescence give the film what little energy it's able to generate. As the two youngest siblings, Ayaami Sledge and Carter Young are cute, cuddly, chatty and clever. On the other hand, portraying the role of the lead fashionista is Nicole Richie, who has made a career out of being the daughter of singer Lionel Richie and the sidekick of Paris Hilton. With practice, diligence and hard work, her acting could someday rise to abysmal. Today is not that day. She and some of the other cast members say their lines and then pause a beat, apparently hoping for a sitcom laugh track to bail them out. Help does not arrive.

This is a film with limited aspirations that are underachieved.

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