Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.
When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does ... See full summary »
Single mother goes away for the summer. The kids are first delighted but then find that Mom has hired the sitter from hell to stay with them. When the sitter dies of a sudden coronary they deposit the body at a mortuary only to discover all their summer expense money was in her purse. The kids must find a way to survive the summer without mom or her money. This means actual work!Written by
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Most PG-13 films allow one use of the word 'fuck' used in a non sexual way. However, this film uses 7 uses and is rated PG-13. See more »
The door to the living room when Kenny and Swell are talking in the kitchen. See more »
Not exactly your dream job, eh?
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell:
Got that right. You think I woke up this morning and said, 'Gee, I'd love to scrub fat vats! I'd love to smile and work with raw meat'?
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The two groundskeepers for the cemetery stand over the Babysitters grave and comment how nice it was for her to leave them the money. The tombstone reads "Nice Old Lady inside who died of natural causes". See more »
The scene when Kenny puts his cannabis plant on the window sill, it falls off, on VHS, he smiles, then Sue Ellen walks in. On DVD, he smiles, & says, "Fuck...!", then Sue Ellen walks in. (this refers the Australian VHS & DVD Versions) See more »
I remember watching this film when I was growing up, I loved it then and I still love it.
Despite the fact it's obviously predictable, it's a fun film that's well acted and directed and has a great soundtrack.
Christina Applegate is quite impressive as Sue-Ellen, as is the rest of the cast.
Most of the characters are quite black and white with the obvious "baddies" getting their comeuppance towards the end of the film. Predictable films howeverm, aren't always bad. Especially if they are well acted and the characters are interesting. The only character that was meant to be nice that I found utterly annoying, was Josh Charles as Sue-Ellen's sugary sweet suitor, Bryan. His acting was great don't get me wrong, but I think it's safe to say Bryan wouldn't be MY type!
If anything else, this fun film is easy to watch and will remind most people in their mid 20's of their adolescents.
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