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‘Adventures In Babysitting: Original Movie’
(VSabrina Carpenter, Sofia Carson, Max Lloyd-Jones, Kevin G. Quinn, et al / DVD / TV-G / 2016 / Walt Disney Studios)

Overview: Sofia Carson (DESCENDANTS) and Sabrina Carpenter (GIRL MEETS WORLD) star in a hilarious, action-packed tale of two sitters inspired by the '80s classic!

DVD Verdict: As a kid of the 90's, I grew up with the original ‘Adventures in Babysitting‘. It has become a cult classic to me and I was kinda skeptical when I first saw the trailer for this new version. I watched it on TV, and I really quite enjoyed it. It'll never beat the original, but I thought it was fun and adorable and a decent movie to itself, but with a few references to the original.

The character of Chris Parker is now Jenny Parker, an up-tight by the books teen with a passion for art. Her world soon collides with Lola Perez, a fun loving rule breaking teen who also shares a love for art and photography. During an interview, they accidentally switch cell phones. Lola gets a call on Jenny's phones and says she'll pay double for a babysitter. While babysitting, the house almost catches on fire and one of the kids sneaks out to go see a concert. When Jenny realizes they switched phones, she shows up and takes control of the situation.

Instead of a Playboy with notes about stolen car parts, the kids are soon chased by bad guys because they took a picture of them with a rare Ferret that they stole. The bad guys are really dumbed down, like in the later Home Alone sequels. They chase them all night, which leads into the most iconic scene from the original film (Nobody leaves this place without singing the Blues) However, in this version, it has been upgraded to a babysitting rap battle between Jenny and Lola. Something I always love in movies is when two people start out on the odds with each other, then they slowly become friends as the movie progresses. This one does that pretty well. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:

Adventures In Outtakes
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