In case you don’t have Disney Channel fanatics in your home I want to let you know about DCOM 100. Ok, if you aren’t Disney Channel fans first, we can’t be friends, and second, who are you? In our home of 3 adults Disney Channel is in the top 3 channels watched. We know we can count on good, clean family programming. Anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox. A DCOM is a Disney Channel Original Movie, a made-for-TV movie. Adventures In Babysitting happens to be the 100th DCOM. To celebrate this accomplishment Disney Channel has been showing all 99 DCOMs starting with a marathon over Memorial Day weekend and continuing during the over night hours through June 23rd. Yes, I got a new DVR days before Memorial Day, yes, my DVR is on overload, no, I didn’t record them all.
About Adventures in Babysitting
Synopsis: “Adventures in Babysitting,” unfolds when Jenny Parker (Sabrina Carpenter) and Lola Perez (Sofia Carson), two teen girls with distinctly different personalities, each interview for a coveted photography internship and accidentally swap phones. When the Anderson family calls Jenny’s phone looking for a last-minute babysitter, audacious Lola, in need of some extra cash, picks up and nominates herself. Meanwhile, dependable Jenny is already set to babysit the Cooper family for the evening. Unfortunately, Lola’s first attempt at babysitting takes an unforeseen turn when one of the Anderson kids sneaks out to go to a concert. Jenny, determined to protect her reputation, and Lola with the remaining kids in tow, head out and have the adventure of a lifetime during one magical night in the big city.
- Sabrina Carpenter as Jenny Parker
- Sofia Carson as Lola Perez
- Nikki Hahn as Emily Cooper
- Mallory James Mahoney as Katy Cooper
- Max Gecowets as Trey Anderson
- Jet Jurgensmeyer as Bobby Anderson
- Madison Horcher as AJ Anderson
- Kevin Quinn as Zac Chase
- Gillian Vigman as Helen Anderson
- Gabrielle Miller as Donna Cooper
- Michael Northey as Tiny
- Ken Lawson as Scalper
- Max Lloyd-Jones as Officer James
- Kevin O’Grady as Barry Cooper
- Hugo Ateo as Hal Anderson.
Director: John Schultz (“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer,” “Like Mike”)
Writer: Tiffany Paulsen (“Nancy Drew”)
Mom Maven’s Thoughts
Hubby and I watched together. Neither of us have seen the 1980s movie of the same title so we couldn’t compare the two. We both felt Adventures In Babysitting reminded us a lot of “Home Alone” but with babysitters. It is well written and well-acted and will be enjoyed by tween boys and girls. This movie is a fun-filled over-the-top comedy of babysitting errors. It was nice to see Sabrina Carpenter play the good girl for a change. If you are looking for a great family comedy, get yourself a copy of “Adventures in Babysitting” on DVD.