Movies at the Saloon. 'Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead'


Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

May 25
5 p.m.
Barhopping, Film, LGBTQ

Birthed in the year 1991, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead is a mashup of Weekend at Bernies and Working Girl, but for the tween set. Five siblings are psyched for the summer when their mom decides to jet off to Australia for a few months without them. Then the babysitter, a mean old hag, arrives. When she kicks it after suffering a heart attack, the kids decide to drop her off at a morgue and make a go of things themselves. Eldest daughter Sue Ellen (a peak Married with Children-era Christina Applegate) decides to forge a résumé and land a job as an executive in the fashion industry. Soon she’s stealing petty cash from the office, but that’s no biggie compared to the other stuff the family has pulled off so far. Will Sue Ellen manage to avoid jail? Will she find love before heading off to college? Is that vintage David Duchnovny as a sketchy co-worker? Find out at this free screening at the Saloon. Email ([email protected]) or call to reserve a seat.