21. The Sitter
Director: David Gordon Green
Stars: Jonah Hill, Ari Graynor, Sam Rockwell, J.B. Smoove, Max Records, Landry Bender, Kevin Hernandez, Method Man, Kylie Bunbury
There were funny, talented people involved in the making of The Sitter, most notably star Jonah Hill and director David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). And, according to its IMDb profile and press releases, it’s billed as a “comedy.” Yet we’re still waiting for someone attached to this laugh-deprived embarrassment to explain why it seems as if no one in The Sitter’s credits had ever watched a funny movie before making it.
The longest 80 minutes of 2011, The Sitter bounces around from one inane sequence after another with an unstoppable barrage of comedic airballs, borderline offensive racial humor, and narrative conveniences. For instance, the avoidance of establishing why a supermodel-esque, warm-hearted black chick would be attracted to a mean, callous, overweight honky like Hill’s character.