When your a kid and your parents go away on vacation without you, you think that it will be heaven. No parents, no rules and all fun.
In Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead (1991), the kids learn what real life is like. And it’s not pretty.
Sue Ellen’s (Christina Applegate) mother is going away on vacation, leaving her five kids with just an elderly babysitter. When the babysitter bites the dust, Sue Ellen has to find a creative way to make ends meet until her mother returns from vacation. Taking a job at a fashion company, Sue Ellen has to adapt to the reality of being an adult and the challenges she didn’t expect to experience.
This movie is vintage early 90’s. The fashion, the music, it’s all there. But underneath that facade is the learning curve that Sue Ellen and her siblings experience, the challenges of adulthood that one does not expect as a child.
I recommend it.