Fresh to Netflix this week is The Babysitter from the minds of McG and Brian Duffield. While the film is a really fun watch, it at times does give a little wink and nod to the holiday classic Home Alone. Don’t be fooled though, The Babysitter is more than a slapstick romp.
At the heart of this film is a 14-year-old underdog named Cole, who is played brilliantly by Judah Lewis. The script taps into the audience’s adult memories of being a socially awkward kid and finding comfort with the incredibly fun and exciting older babysitter. In the film, said babysitter, Bee, is just that. Everything, especially for a young boy, a kid can dream of. Bee, played by Samara Weaving, is beautiful, funny and always has Cole’s back, or so he thinks.