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'The Sitter'
(Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell, et al / DVD / R / 2012 / 20th Century Fox)

Overview: Adventures in Babysitting meets "Superbad" in this raunchy comedy starring Jonah Hill as Noah, a suspended college student who becomes the unlikely - and unqualified - sitter to his neighbor's children (Max Records, Landry Bender, Kevin Hernandez).

DVD Verdict: Jonah Hill is currently riding high on his recent Best Support Actor nomination at the Academy Awards and the surprise success of his '80s reboot '21 Jump Street,' but if we go back just a few months, we'll find 'The Sitter.' The latest raunchy comedy from David Gordon Green, 'The Sitter' stars Hill as a layabout who reluctantly takes a babysitting gig, only then to be lured to a party by the promise of sex from his girlfriend.

A wild evening full of drugs, car theft, robbery, and more ensues, all with three young children in tow. In truth, I found little to like about the film, with its recycled plot contrivances, inappropriate humor, and what seems like a phoned-in performance from Hill himself.

In truth, again, there are some relatively funny parts in this and some great lines which make it very much worth watching, I guess. But come the end, it was predictable, trite, and mostly unfunny, sorry. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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