Adventures in Babysitting. 1987
Cast: Elizabeth Shue, Keith Coogen, Penelope Ann Miller
Writer: David Simkins
Director: Chris Columbus
When I was a kid I remember this being a fun light-hearted family feature. After watching it again, it remains very sweet natured and fun, but I forgot about how dark and violent this movie can get. The film also has some scenes that today may appear to be racist and homophobic. It’s a movie clearly written by white people who don’t have a clue about other races or cultures outside their own suburban homes that it becomes kind of sad , but also part of its weird charm. ”Adventures in Babysitting” is not as squeaky clean as you thought it would be but at the same time it can very heartwarming and charming especially when most of it comes from lead actress Elizabeth Shue.