Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of Adventures in Babysitting for this review, but all opinions are my own.
As a child of the 80’s Adventures in Babysitting was one of my favorite movies to watch! So when I saw that a newer version would be the 100th Disney Channel Original Movie (or DCOM) I was really excited.
In “Adventures in Babysitting,” a dull evening for two competing babysitters, Jenny (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola (Sofia Carson), turns into an adventure in the big city as they hunt for one of the kids who somehow snuck away.
If you approach this version of the movie expecting a remake of the original you will be disappointed, because while the movie draws inspiration from the original this is definitely a movie for a younger generation.
You will find that in this version the references and shenanigans are updated to include cell phones, the internet, and scenarios that ‘kids these days’ may find themselves in, there are still a ton of throwbacks and nods to the 1987 classic movie. That being said there is one change that was made that definitely stuck out, or at least it did for me because I clearly remember watching it when I was younger and realizing it was the first time I heard a ‘bad word’ in a movie. But while you won’t be able to join in the fun of the ‘Don’t F**** with the Babysitter’ line, there is still a moment in the movie that pays homage to that iconic line…I mean, this is Disney after all!
Watching the newest version of Adventures in Babysitting as a family was a really fun way to spend a summer night, and Zoe has already asked to have it join the rotation of our favorite movies!
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As a total side note, all 100 DCOMs are available on XFINITY On Demand!