FILM: The Sitter (15)

A badly behaved college student discovers that babysitting isn’t the breeze he thought it would be in this foul-mouthed comedy from director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Your Highness).

Tuesday, 24th January 2012, 5:00 pm

Following his suspension, Noah (Jonah Hill) lives with his mother at home, where he struggles to find purpose in his life.

He is persuaded to babysit for next-door neighbour Mrs Pedulla (Erin Daniels), taking charge of her three dysfunctional kids: wild child Blithe (Landry Bender), adopted son Rodrigo (Kevin Hernandez) and the enigmatic Slater (Max Records).

Soon after, Noah’s girlfriend Marisa (Ari Graynor) telephones with the promise of a night to remember at a party if he will agree to bring her drugs to the shindig.

So Noah bundles the children into Mrs Pedulla’s car and heads into the city to buy a stash from dealer Karl (Sam Rockwell). A simple transaction escalates into a nightmare that Noah will never forget.

Released: January 20 (UK & Ireland), 81 mins

By Damon Smith