Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

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Released 1991

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Director:
Stephen Herek
Released:
1991
Rating:
PG-13
The oldest of five children is forced to join the workforce to support the family when their mother goes away on vacation and the babysitter dies.

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  • 75

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    Applegate gets by without a false moment in a role that's more serious and has more angles than the airhead she plays on television. I want to see the movies she'll be making in ab...

  • 63

    The Seattle Times John Hartl

    Stephen Herek, who directed Critters and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, nevertheless keeps the story spinning along as if he believed it, and he works well with the actors, es...

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Watching the movie made me think of those subteen career novels I used to read in grade school, with titles like Brent Jones, Boy Reporter. They were always about how some kid got ...

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