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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as Barry Nottingham
as Marty Bronson
as Violet Nottingham
as Donna Hynde
as Mrs. Dixon
as Ferrari Guy
as Hot Girl
as Young Barry Nottingham
as Young Skeeter
as Young Wendy
as Young Mrs. Dixon
as Young Mr. Dixon
as Hot Dog Vendor
as Angry Dwarf
Critic Reviews for Bedtime Stories
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.
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.
It descends into pathos, undermined by an insipid romantic subplot and the usual platitudinous guff about self-belief.
It's a pleasing concept, and Sandler is at his least obnoxious, but surely Adam Shankman's family comedy could have been wittier.
There's a surface liveliness to the movie, but it has that plasticky Disney quality and lack of real heart.
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.
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.
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.