BABYSITTERS, THE

Cast

Katherine Waterston
John Leguizamo
Cynthia Nixon

Director

David Ross

Producer

Cora Olson, Jennifer Dubin, Jason Dubin

Genres

Film synopsis

In the tradition of American Beauty,this controversial drama explores the dark underbelly of American suburbia. Sixteen year-old Shirley Lyner (Katherine Waterston – Michael Clayton), a student babysitter saving for college, develops a crush on Michael Beltran (John Leguizamo Moulin Rouge, Super Mario Bros), the father of a babysitting regular. One night on the way home, Michael and Shirley kiss, and he pays her a little something extra. Unbeknown to Michael’s wife, played by Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), the two continue their torrid affair using the nights Shirley baby-sits to cover for their time together. Soon Shirley finds herself becoming a high school ‘Heidi Fleiss’, taking a percentage every time one of her friends ‘baby sits’ for Michael’s married friends. But it’s only a matter of time before this perilous arrangement tears at the heart of a suburban community.

Running time

84 minutes

Country of origin

USA

Year of production

2007

Classification

Strong sexual themes