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THE PLOT THUS FAR

A comedy about a college student on suspension who is coaxed into babysitting the kids next door, though he is fully unprepared for the wild night ahead of him.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

Noah Griffith, a suspended college student who lives with his mom. As a favor to his single mother he agrees to take a babysitting job from his mother’s friend Mrs. Pedulla. He of course finds himself in over his head with Pedulla’s three troublesome kids and things get further complicated when Noah gets a call from his would-be girlfriend wanting him to bring her drugs at a party. Hoping to get laid as a result Noah agrees to do her bidding, once again, and takes the kids with him to get drugs, which of course turns into more trouble from there on out.

The wild and chaotic evening which ensues is one of the most traumatic in Noah’s life. Everything looks pretty simple until he encounters the Pedulla kids. First, 9-year-old Blithe wants to grow up to become a media ‘celebutante ‘ like either Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan. She copious amounts of make-up. Second, Blithe’s 13-year old brother Slater suffers from a sexual identity crisis. As a result, his psychiatrist keeps him heavily medicated. What Max refuses to recognize is he is a latent gay tendencies. The Pedullas’ third child is an El Salvadoran refugee, Rodrigo with an anger management problem. Whereas Slater is mild-manner and repressed, Rodrigo is a full-tilt anus who loves to toy with explosives. Rodrigo’s favorite pastime is tossing cherry bombs into toilets. Rodrigo isn’t happy because he keeps getting foisted off on one foster home after another because of his destructive antics.

The Blu-Ray comes with a DVD and Digital Copy. The A/V Quality is pretty strong with a 1080p transfer and DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track that blew away my lackluster theatrical screening back in December. The deleted scenes, alternate ending and related featurettes are fun, but they don’t make up for the lackluster pacing throughout the film. If you can get past that, you’ll enjoy the flick. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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