FILM: The Sitter (15)

A badly behaved college student discovers that babysitting isn’t the breeze he thought it would be in this foul-mouthed comedy from director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Your Highness).

Following his suspension, Noah (Jonah Hill) lives with his mother at home, where he struggles to find purpose in his life.

He is persuaded to babysit for next-door neighbour Mrs Pedulla (Erin Daniels), taking charge of her three dysfunctional kids: wild child Blithe (Landry Bender), adopted son Rodrigo (Kevin Hernandez) and the enigmatic Slater (Max Records).

Soon after, Noah’s girlfriend Marisa (Ari Graynor) telephones with the promise of a night to remember at a party if he will agree to bring her drugs to the shindig.

So Noah bundles the children into Mrs Pedulla’s car and heads into the city to buy a stash from dealer Karl (Sam Rockwell). A simple transaction escalates into a nightmare that Noah will never forget.

Released: January 20 (UK & Ireland), 81 mins

By Damon Smith