Dark comedy? Maybe. I'd say it was better when I was younger, still enjoyable today.
almost 5 years
6/10 it was alright
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead is a 1991 comedy film directed by Stephen Herek starring Christina Applegate.
Applegate stars as a teenager whose mother leaves for a two-month summer vacation in Australia, putting all five siblings in the care of a strict tyrannical elderly babysitter. When the babysitter suddenly dies in her sleep, Applegate (as the eldest) assumes the role as "head of the household" to keep the freedom of having no parents around. She fakes a resume to get a job in the fashion industry, but proves capable and lucky enough to succeed.
The film also features Joanna Cassidy, Keith Coogan, Josh Charles, Danielle Harris, John Getz, and then-obscure actor David Duchovny, later of The X-Files fame. The original music score was composed by David Newman.
Sue Ellen Crandell is a 17-year old high school graduate who, due to lack of funds cannot go to Europe for the summer with her friends. Despite being unable to travel abroad, Sue Ellen remains optimistic about a summer...