Friday, June 28, 2013

WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER (1970)

With a sin-promising title like WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER I was expecting some seductive at first but then hot and sweaty topless/bottomless action. Instead WWTB is a pretty lightweight story about a stuffy movie producer/director who has an abusive, drugged out wife that's constantly giving him grief.  So once when he gets alone with the sexy babysitter she takes him out on the town to see what's really going down. You dig baby? First stop, they go to a hippie club where they talk and talk and talk to some oh-so-cool hippies who teach him how to smoke weed ("Now this here is a joint. J-o-i-n-t. Joint.") then Jim falls asleep.  How exciting.  The next day they make cheese omelets (...with green onions) and ride motorcycles then finally we get to the beast with two backs...I think, it was so slow moving and poorly shot that I couldn't tell what was going on. But there is a shower scene!

It goes on and on like this until finally in the exciting conclusion Jim and his new hippie friends beat up the drug dealers that kidnapped his junkie wife!!! Why? Let that mean bitch die, you got some bangin' to do!

WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER is a funny film if you're in the right state of mind but really, outside of a few unintentional laughs and some interesting early 70's fashions and cars, it's pretty slow.  If you need me I'll be in my room watching THE YOUNG GRADUATES.