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Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead [P&S] [DVD] [1991]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (148 out of 149)

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    Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
    Christina Applegate stars in this convoluted comedy that comes across as a teen fantasy combination of Home Alone and Working Girl. The premise is all in the title -- when the mother (Concetta Tomei) of a sniveling group of surly kids goes on a much-deserved summer vacation, she leaves her kids under the charge of an elderly distaff granny (Eda Reiss Merin). When granny ups and dies, the kids load her dead body in a trunk and deposit the package on the steps of the local funeral home. The kids are ecstatic thinking that with the big wad of cash Mom has left, they can have a summer of consumer madness. But when they find out that the money has been buried with the baby-sitter, the kids have to fend for themselves to make ends meet. Dream teen Sue Ellen (Christina Applegate) tries working at a fast food restaurant but she can't stand the grease. So, she puts together a false resume and, posing as a twenty-eight-year old, she applies for a job as a receptionist at a garment manufacturing company. The company vice president, Rose (Joanna Cassidy), is so impressed by her resume that she hires her on the spot as her executive assistant. Her deception looks to be working out great -- Sue Ellen manages to hold off the office lady killer Gus (John Getz), avoids exposure by the embittered receptionist, borrows money from the company's petty cash box for household incidentals, and continues her relationship with restaurant employee Bryan (Josh Charles). But suddenly, the clothing firm is set to go under, and Sue Ellen must use her teen fashion sense to save the company and her job . . . and she has to get the rest of the brood involved. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Christina Applegate
      Christina Applegate - Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
    • Joanna Cassidy
      Joanna Cassidy - Rose Lindsey
    • John Getz
      John Getz - Gus Brandon
    • Josh Charles
      Josh Charles - Bryan
    • Keith Coogan
      Keith Coogan - Kenny Crandell



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews

    99%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun 80's Comedy Film

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      CandieCane
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      This is not an Oscar movie but instead is a funny teenage 1980's comedy. Watch to relax and laugh. Has cute Christina Applegate as a typical teenager who only cares about boys, clothes, status and herself. Mom goes on vacation hires old mean babysitter. Stoner son scares her to death and they have no money and no babysitter. Crazy kids go crazy then over the course of summer get jobs, clean house and grow up. Feel good ending. Love the stoner son he's hilarious.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Surprised by this movie

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      Techster
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      I had never seen this movie but a friend recommended it so I gave it a shot. It wasn't so much haha funny but it had its moments and was actually a touching story of siblings coming together to help each other out. Plus it has Christina Applegate so c'mon. Had a fun time watching this

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Flashback from my childhood

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      tyrebious
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      Loved this movie growing up and couldn't find it anywhere. Just happened to be upgrading my phone at Best Buy and found this in the bargain shelf. Wife and I went straight home to watch it. Such a corny fun movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Blast from the past

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      Mandi
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      I couldn’t believe when my daughter pulled this out of the movie bin! My sister and I watched this so many times growing up. It was one of the movies that played on hbo or something all the time. Glad to add it to my collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      happily entertaining

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      Barnanbas1966
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      this is one film that you cannot believe what happens from beginning to end but after the conclusion of the movie you want more you are hoping for a sequel to this film it is a must-see movie for anybody who enjoys good comedy. so run don't walk and get yourself a copy of this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!!

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      MrOJ
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      This is one of the better teen movies from back in the day. It's not cheesy but a really good comedy. It deserves to be up there with sixteen candles and the breakfast club (even though it came a few years later).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Grab bag is a riot

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      911Turbo
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      The grab bag area of inexpensive DVD"s is a hoot. Close your eyes, pick a DVD and run with it. Chances are, you haven't seen it and "how bad can it be?". Great fun after a few cocktails!!!!!!! Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Oldie but goodie

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      JoeS
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      Can't find these older movies at a good price anymore, but to my surprise, that's exactly what I got. Good family movie at a low price. Great way to spend an enjoyable evening with entire family.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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