The Baby Sitters Club

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

A "girlfriends" story with a great message for tweens.

PG 1995 94 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 10+

Don’t waste your time

This movie is not about the antics of a group of friends spending the summer babysitting. One of the main plots is about a romance between a 13 yr old girl and 17 yr old boy. Another plot is about a deadbeat dad who shows up unexpectedly, only to let the child down again. On top of that, it’s pretty boring - my easily amused 11 yr old thought it was OK and I hated it.
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age 11+


I watched this movie with my 10-year-old daughter and her 11-year old friend. We all found it boring. We had been looking forward to watching a movie about a "babysitting club", but that was not the main storyline. Instead, the main plot was about a divorced dad showing up in town and secretly meeting his daughter. Just weird. The "babysitting club" element involved the girls running a day camp for 30+ little kids, which we found very unrealistic. And the girls acted 16, rather than 13. A disappointing movie.
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