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Better Watch Out (2016)

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On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

Director:

Chris Peckover

Writers:

Zack Kahn (story by), Zack Kahn | 1 more credit »
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2,106 ( 542)
8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia DeJonge ... Ashley
Levi Miller ... Luke
Ed Oxenbould ... Garrett
Aleks Mikic ... Ricky
Dacre Montgomery ... Jeremy
Patrick Warburton ... Robert Lerner
Virginia Madsen ... Deandra Lerner
Alexandra Matusko Alexandra Matusko ... Scary Movie Girl
Georgia Holland Georgia Holland ... Scary Movie Girl
Beau Andre Beau Andre ... The Mangler
Michi Fifer Michi Fifer ... Christmas Caroler
Tara Jade Borg ... Christmas Caroler
Tricia Mary Hennessy ... Christmas Caroler (as Tricia Hennessy)
Mary Clearkin Mary Clearkin ... Christmas Caroler
Hugo Monotti Hugo Monotti ... Christmas Caroler
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Storyline

When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke (Levi Miller), she's caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You Might Be Home But You're Not Alone


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, language throughout, crude sexual references, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Olivia DeJonge and Ed Oxenbould also starred together as siblings in The Visit (2015). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Snowman Girl: [to her snowman] Just your nose and we're done, Mr. Frost.
[an older boy smashes the snowman's head with a baseball bat]
Snowman Girl: [screaming] You buttfucker!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: After the first set of credits, there is a scene with Luke saying he is worried about Ashley and wants to go to the hospital to check up on her. See more »


Soundtracks

Joy to the World
Arrangement by Jessica Wells
Music by Lowell Mason (uncredited)
Lyrics by Isaac Watts (uncredited)
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Better AVOID SPOILERS, You'll be Glad You did
24 December 2017 | by Jared_AndrewsSee all my reviews

Let me give you some advice: the second that you finish reading this review, get off imdb.com, steer clear of any ratings or stories about this movie, don't watch any trailers, and don't ask anyone about it. Just find the movie, and watch it. Go in with a totally clean slate and enjoy.

I don't really want to say much more than that out of fear of ruining any element of the movie. I can tell you that it's part scary, part funny, largely surprising, and totally entertaining. The performances are great. I don't want to describe why they're great because that could give something away. Just know that they're superb.

Plot-wise, the most I can say is that an attractive female babysitter comes over to watch a junior high school boy while his parents go out for the night. After that, visitors arrive and stuff happens. Lots of stuff.

This is by far the shortest review I've ever written, but I've said all that I want to say. Now go watch the movie.


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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Safe Neighborhood See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,569, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$20,369

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,288
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)| Datasat (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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