Youthful entrepreneurialism gone wrong.
Shirley Lyner (Katherine Waterston) is a high school junior planning
for college. A good student, somewhat obsessive-compulsive, Shirley is
being taken home after a babysitting job when things get slightly intense
between her and the father, Michael (John Leguzamo). Although nothing
actually happens, the result is she is paid 200 for the evening's work.
Seeing a potential to earn some money, she does more babysitting jobs for
him, and this time things do happen, each time earning her $200.
When Michael asks her to arrange "babysitting" services for a friend,
Shirley realizes she has a growing business opportunity, so she recruits
classmates and starts a babysitting service, keeping 20% of their fee.
Needless to say, nothing good can come of married men using amateur
teenage hookers, and when some of the girls begin to have misgivings,
things begin to take a nasty turn.
I can't say I liked this movie much. It didn't really seem to have a
message, there were no real "good guys" in it, and the ending, while
ironic, wasn't particularly happy for anyone. I'm not saying this kind of
thing couldn't happen, but it makes you question why they call grown men