When a couple’s regular babysitter is suddenly (and, unbeknownst to them, suspiciously) indisposed, they agree to leave their three kids in the care of a recommended replacement (Ireland’s Sarah Bolger, showing some range). She’s fun at first, but then begins to subject the kids to increasingly questionable, more sinister activities (I thought feeding the pet hamster to the pet snake was an original touch). It’s more uncomfortable than scary, really. But though it adds little to the Bad Babysitter genre, it plays with the inherent clichés in interesting ways. (82 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.