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Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Old 02-28-24, 02:34 PM
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Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

I've always wondered how a remake would work if it was made today so here we are.
https://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/...etails-emerge/
The new film ” follows 17-year-old girl Tanya (Jones), who plans to vacation in Europe with her friends before heading to college in the fall. But her mom (Ms. Pat) decides to go to a wellness retreat in Thailand, so Tanya is forced to stay home with her siblings. When — as the title suggests — their elderly babysitter (Squibb) unexpectedly dies, Tayna gets a job working for an ambitious woman named Rose (Ritchie). As she juggles work, family and a complicated romance, Tanya navigates adulthood at the cost of her last summer of freedom.”
Rated R- teen drug use, language, and some sexual references

Release Date- April 12th

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Old 02-28-24, 02:48 PM
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

"Oh hell naw..."

I just re-watched the original last week. It's so early '90s it hurts, but still a fun watch. I thought the remake idea was as dead as the babysitter, but clearly not.

YouTuber Jordan the Lion posted an interview with Keith Coogan and Joanna Cassidy ("I'm right on top of that, Rose!") a few years back where they brought up the remake. They mentioned the "diverse cast" and how they'd been approached by the producers about possibly taking part.

BTW, it appears they've reused the exact house from the original (which was green back then, but now white).

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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

I loved the original, but the remake doesn't look great. One of my coworkers is a fan and says the dishes are done all the time.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Had my first date to the original. Iíll check this out with my daughter.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

I don't know if just race swapping the cast is enough to make this any different. Kudos for it being rated R. The original was one of my favorite kids movie of the 90s and I still watch it on dvd pretty regularly.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Originally Posted by lwhy?
I loved the original, but the remake doesn't look great. One of my coworkers is a fan and says the dishes are done all the time.
I like to say "I'm right on top of that Rose" at work.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Eh I'm sure I'll watch it out of morbid curiosity some day
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Originally Posted by Nesbit
Had my first date to the original. Iíll check this out with my daughter.

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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

This is one of those movies that played almost on a loop on HBO back in the 90s. I spent many a summer day watching it. And yet, I never really liked it all that much. The first half of the movie was a lot of fun and the siblings at home was entertaining but as soon as it changes its focus to her job in the fashion industry it losses all its fun.

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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Originally Posted by lwhy?
I loved the original, but the remake doesn't look great. One of my coworkers is a fan and says the dishes are done all the time.
Originally Posted by EEz28
I like to say "I'm right on top of that Rose" at work.
And c'mon....who among us does not refer to early rising as "getting up at the BUTT-crack of dawn"?
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

It's not the remake we asked for, but it's the remake we deserve.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

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And c'mon....who among us does not refer to early rising as "getting up at the BUTT-crack of dawn"?
Adults, or minors accompanied by an adult, who say "ass crack of dawn."
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Adults, or minors accompanied by an adult, who say "ass crack of dawn."
Although even "butt crack of dawn" gets edited when the movie shows on basic cable or other stations. They change it to "the first crack of dawn"
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Originally Posted by Paff
Although even "butt crack of dawn" gets edited when the movie shows on basic cable or other stations. They change it to "the first crack of dawn"
It's like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Even though itís been at least 25 years since Iíve seen it, I still use ďThe dishes are done, man!Ē And ďThe Butt-crack of dawnĒ on occasion.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

No interest. And I probably use "I'm right on top of that, Rose!" weekly in conversation.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Originally Posted by Nesbit
Had my first date to the original. Iíll check this out with my daughter.
Wait, what?

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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Originally Posted by cultshock
Wait, what?
?. Seemed pretty straightforward here butÖ

I had my first date (a double date actually) to the original film in the theater when i was 12 in 1991.

I planned on checking out the remake with my daughter when itís available though that was before I read it was R rated so probably will skip it as sheís only 9. May watch the original with her instead though.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

"Park it yourself, Metallica-Breath!"
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

To be fair, no one asked for the original either. All nostalgia aside, it's a serious POS.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Yeah the only thing itís got going for it is nostalgia from people who went out on a first date to see it or caught one of the twelve billion airings on HBO.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Nesbit really wants everyone to know he went on a date in 1991, eh?

Was it with Niki Taylor?
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

I also want people to know I had sex close to ten years ago lol.

TBF one of the times i brought it up was because someone was totally innocently implying things.
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Originally Posted by Nesbit
I also want people to know I had sex close to ten years ago lol.

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Was it with Niki Taylor?
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Re: Did Anyone Ask for a Remake of "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead"?

Originally Posted by Count Dooku
Was it with Niki Taylor?
I donít get the reference sorry lol

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