|The Babysitter 1995 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Guy Ferland
Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy London, J.T. Walsh, Lee Garlington, Nicky Katt, Lois Chiles, George Segal, Ryan Slater, Brittany English Stephens, Tuesday Knight, Eric Menyuk, Noel Evangelisti, Jane Alden, Matthew Kimbrough, Michael Chieffo
Teenager Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is hired to babysit by Harry and Dolly Tucker (J.T. Walsh and Lee Garlington) who are going out on the town. With the help of some booze, Jennifer's boyfriend Jack (Jeremy London) is talked into going with his friend Mark (Nicky Katt) to visit her. The fantasies begin as both boys dream of encounters with Jennifer–as does alcoholic Harry who hired her.
|Dinner at Eight 1989 TV, 100 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Ron Lagomarsino
Cast: Lauren Bacall, Marsha Mason, Charles Durning, Ellen Greene, Harry Hamlin, John Mahoney, Joel Brooks, Tim Kazurinsky, Stacy Edwards, Lenore Kasdorf, Kelly Connell, Jane Alden, Julia Sweeney
This made-for-TV update of the 1933 version, which is based on the George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber play, is adequately done, but the first version certainly is better. It tells the story of a social-climber (Marsha Mason) getting ready to throw an extravagant dinner party for the elite. Lauren Bacall is great as a "trash" novelist.
|1. The Babysitter (1995)|
2. Dinner at Eight (1989)
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