There have been plenty of classic eighties comedies that I have not been able to enjoy. Over the years I've heard how amazing some of the classics are and I'm sure they are great, for you. So many of our childhood movies are wrapped in nostalgia that it's sometimes difficult to separate the things we loved about them from the actual quality of the movie. Of course all movies are subjective but there are some that are just bad.
I'm incredibly glad that Adventures in Babysitting was not one of them. It was Teresa's pick this week but it turned out to be one of Ray's favorite movies as well. He even still had the VHS of the movie on hand at home. I personally really enjoyed this movie and despite the fashion an vehicles, overall it still holds up from three decades ago. The jokes were sometimes subtle but definitely on point. It had that sarcastic flair that comedies of the time were just starting to explore.
If you're unfamiliar with the movie, it stars Elizabeth Shue as a babysitter whose night goes terribly wrong when she has to go into the city to pick up a friend. She takes the kids she's babysitting with her and they end up in multiple dangerous and hilarious situations.
We had a good time discussing this movie and we hope you enjoy listening to the episode. If you've not seen the movie, I would definitely recommend it