The Babysitters

The Babysitters


A bored suburban husband finds his affair with a high-school babysitter fast snowballing out of control in this black comedy from first-time screenwriter/director David Ross. Shirley (Katherine Waterston) is a brainy honors student who is always thinking about the future, and works part-time as a babysitter in order to save up for college. Among Shirley's regular charges are spirited youngsters Adam and Mikey, the offspring of respected father Michael (John Leguizamo) and his pretty wife, Gail (Cynthia Nixon). Shirley has always had an innocent crush on Michael, but one night after her regular shift, things take a serious turn when the pair sneaks a furtive kiss. Lately Michael has become noticeably depressed by the suburban routine, longing for the days before family responsibility weighed him down and his wife turned into the typical minivan-driving soccer mom. Shirley's kiss makes Michael feel alive again, and as a result he gives her a substantial tip that night. Before long, however, a fleeting kiss has turned into a full-fledged affair, with Michael and Shirley using the babysitting shifts as cover. When Michael's married friends catch wind of his extramarital exploits, they, too, express the want for a babysitter who is willing to earn a healthy tip. Recognizing the potential for profit in such a situation, Shirley soon assumes the role of teenage madam -- matching up her high-school friends with otherwise upstanding men who have grown bored with married life. Of course, Shirley isn't above skimming a bit of the profits for her college fund, but then again it's only a matter of time before their carefully crafted cover is blown.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2008
UPC: 0625828227103
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Peace Arch Trinity

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Leguizamo Michael Beltran
Katherine Waterston Shirley Lyner
Cynthia Nixon Gail Beltran
Andy Comeau Actor
Denis O'Hare Shirley's Dad
Lauren Birkell Melissa
Louisa Krause Brenda
Halley Wegryn-Gross Nadine
Jason Dubin George
Ethan Phillips Mark
Spencer Treat Clark Scott

Technical Credits
David Ross Director,Screenwriter
Zene Baker Editor
Jim Black Musical Direction/Supervision
Chira Cassel Executive Producer
Kathy DeMarco Producer
Jennifer Dubin Producer
Jason Dubin Producer
Chad Fischer Score Composer
Daphne Javitch Costumes/Costume Designer
Raymond Kluga Production Designer
Laura Knight Executive Producer
John Leguizamo Producer
Scott Macaulay Executive Producer
Michael McDonough Cinematographer
Robin O'Hara Executive Producer
Cora Olson Producer
John Portnoy Executive Producer
Nick Thurlow Executive Producer
Noah Vivekanand Timan Sound/Sound Designer
Todd Williams Executive Producer
Ronnie Yeskel Casting

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