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Babysitters Beware (2009)

 
 

Call in the Trejo

I wish I was important to you - Danny

Trenton Rogers in Babysitters Beware (2009)

Danny (Trenton Rogers) is a good kid, he does his chores and his homework but ends up disappointed as his parents are always going out for business and leaving him with the babysitter Janelle (Brittany Finamore). But Janelle has some exams coming up so she is not available to baby-sit which coincides with Danny learning from a school friend that naughty kids end up on the "No Sit List". So Danny decides to become the naughty kid so no babysitter will take him and force his parents to spend more time at home with him.

At 72 minutes "Babysitters Beware" is not too long and thankfully doesn't out stay its welcome which it would have if it was stretched out to the 90 minute mark. You see "Babysitters Beware" is simple as anything as it is all about Danny turning naughty in the hope it will force his parents to spend more time with him. So we get to see him get up to some slapstick mischief as he deals with the various babysitters who are brought in to care for him, nothing so terrible that it will give children watching wrong ideas. Of course Danny learns a lesson by the time the movie is over as there are consequences to his mischief making but it is all simple stuff which might amuse young children.

But that leads me to the biggest quirk of the movie as "Babysitters Beware" features Danny Trejo as one of the babysitters, following in the footsteps of other movie tough guys doing the children's comedy thing. Yet I do wonder how many young children, who this is aimed at, will be aware of Danny Trejo as he doesn't have the same recognizability as say Jackie Chan, Dwayne Johnson or Arnold Schwarzenegger all of which have done similar children's movies.

What this all boils down to is that "Babysitters Beware" is okay, moderately amusing and inoffensive. But it is the sort of movie which only really works for young children and is completely forgettable for grown ups.

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