Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Director: Chris Columbus
Starring: Elizabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan

When her friend becomes stranded in the city after running away from home, a babysitter takes her charges along to go get her, but things quickly go downhill from there.

This is another one of those movies I saw all the time as a kid as part of the family film canon, so I have a bit of a soft spot for this film. It's not an amazing film, but it's entertaining and easy to watch. The trials and travails of a simple trip to the bus station downtown seems a little quaint, but I suppose that adds a bit to its charm. The characters are appealing and Elizabeth Shue carries the movie well. It's a good showing for Chris Columbus' directorial debut. The blues club scene is particularly good. Give this one a watch.

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