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Film Review - Adventures in Babysitting (2016)


A hit film for Disney back in the summer of 1987, “Adventures in Babysitting” was a perfect example of the era’s interest in teen entertainment with an edge, launching a family-friendly plot of a babysitter encountering a disastrous night with her charges, but giving the material a PG-13 bump, making slumber party rentals a bit awkward. The Chris Columbus picture wasn’t short on charm or laughs, while bringing out the full appeal of star Elisabeth Shue, and it’s easy to see why the studio would pursue a remake, trying to connect to a new generation of working kids. However, instead of bringing the comedic mayhem back to the big screen, “Adventures in Babysitting” receives the Disney Channel treatment, sanding away the coarseness of the original effort to keep the material appropriate for all ages. Read the rest at


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