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Bedtime Stories (2008)



Critic Consensus: Though it may earns some chuckles from pre-teens, this kid-friendly Adam Sandler comedy is uneven, poorly paced, and lacks the requisite whimsy to truly work.

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The life of Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman, is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter's life upside down.

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Adam Sandler
as Skeeter
Richard Griffiths
as Barry Nottingham
Guy Pearce
as Kendall
Jonathan Pryce
as Marty Bronson
Teresa Palmer
as Violet Nottingham
Aisha Tyler
as Donna Hynde
Nick Swardson
as Engineer
Kathryn Joosten
as Mrs. Dixon
Allen Covert
as Ferrari Guy
Tim Herlihy
as Young Barry Nottingham
Thomas Hoffman
as Young Skeeter
Melany Mitchell
as Young Mrs. Dixon
Andrew Collins
as Young Mr. Dixon
Paul Dooley
as Hot Dog Vendor
Mikey Post
as Angry Dwarf
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Critic Reviews for Bedtime Stories

All Critics (112) | Top Critics (43)

Bedtime Stories is one of those stories told at bedtime: safe, comforting and predictable. But there is a topping: it has Adam Sandler, a hero whose main virtue isn't his looks, kingdom or valour but a likeability that helps you overlook all of it.

April 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Far from another Jumanji, any magic director Shankman tries to inject is squashed by Sandler's distressingly annoying turn, while Russell Brand and Keri Russell look uncomfortably crowbarred in.

January 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It descends into pathos, undermined by an insipid romantic subplot and the usual platitudinous guff about self-belief.

January 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

It's a pleasing concept, and Sandler is at his least obnoxious, but surely Adam Shankman's family comedy could have been wittier.

January 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

There's a surface liveliness to the movie, but it has that plasticky Disney quality and lack of real heart.

January 5, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In Bedtime Stories Adam Sandler gives his most bearable performance yet.

January 5, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bedtime Stories

Very sweet and funny movie. Adam has to babysit his niece and nephew. He reads them bedtime stories which come true, so he tries to get them to tell stories that will help him in real life, such as getting a friend and the job at the hotel that he was promised. Full of fun - castles, cowboys, gladiators, aliens and mermaids. Good cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Well I was expecting or hoping for a witty, sarcastic Sandler film but alas as it turns out this IS actually for kids. Its very tame, very silly and childish...its for kids haha Nothing wrong with the film atall, a nice gentle story with fantasy elements and nice visual effects, kids will enjoy it im sure. Apart from some very nice looking girls there isnt too much for the adults. Russell Brand makes his film debut (I'm guessing) here, I was horrified to see him but there you go, he wasn't too bad actually, shows he can be a normal person instead of a prat. Take the family.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

The movie's premise is more interesting than the movie itself. It's a bit too kid friendly to be classed as a family movie and essentialy its another unfunny Adam Sandler flick.

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Directors Cat

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