Viewers must utterly suspend logic to enjoy the farfetched plot of DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD, a fitfully amusing but often ingratiating contemporary comedy.
Before Mom Crandell (Concetta Tomei) departs for a two-month Australian vacation with her boyfriend, she hires an elderly woman who has to be the personification of every child's worst nightmare. This ghoul of a babysitter begins her reign of terror over the kids the moment their mother walks out
the door. It only lasts one day, however, for that very night the old shrew dies in her sleep, leaving the five teens and pre-teens to fend for themselves. Even though the siblings are unable to find the...