Directed by Michael Thelin
As their parents head out for a date night, the three young Thompson children immediately take to their new babysitter, Anna, who seems like a dream come true: she’s sweet, fun, and lets them do things that break all of the rules. But as Anna’s interactions with them take on a more sinister tone, the kids realize that their caretaker may not be who she claims to be, and soon it’s up to big brother Jacob to protect his siblings from the increasingly nefarious intentions of a very disturbed woman.
A young boy tries to protect his two siblings when their new baby sitter starts to reveal her psychotic nature.
Cast: Sarah Bolger, Carly Adams, Elisha Ali
decently entertaining but included lots of "creepy" traits of the villain which didn't have any substance or relevance in the plot.
I was really really enjoying it until the last 20 minutes or so. I know you can't expect kids to act logically, but like...the kid knows how to drive stick, but not how to call the police? He had the phone *in his hand* and just...doesn't call 911? At first I figured maybe they just didn't have a landline, but nope, they do and apparently never taught their children literally the most basic thing they teach kids about emergencies. That and the very last scene ruined the movie for me. Ambiguous when we needed clarity, and vice-versa.
Really really good until the last 20 minutes. (Minor spoilers) I know you can't expect children to act logically but like...The kid knows how to drive stick, but not how to call the police? He had the phone *in his hand* and just...didn't call 911? At first I had figured that they didn't have a landline but no, they do, and apparently didn't teach their kids the easiest, most basic thing kids are taught to do in an emergency? That and the very last scene ruined it for me. They were ambiguous when we needed clarity and vice-versa. Captions aren't great either: whenever someone is speaking offscreen it just says "O.S." rather than who's doing the talking, and sound effect descriptors were practically nonexistant.
The atmosphere was creepy terrifying esq but I am disappointed in the ending
babysitter gave me esther from orphan vibes & it set the tone SO well. the atmosphere in this movie was developed so well, highly recommend