Bedtime Stories 2008

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Disney family comedy adventure starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, an ordinary hotel handyman whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew magically start to come true. The all-star supporting cast includes Guy Pearce, Keri Russell, Richard Griffiths, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless, Teresa Palmer, Russell Brand, Aisha Tyler and Jonathan Pryce.

Starring:
Adam Sandler, Keri Russell
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Bedtime Stories

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Jonathan Pryce, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless, Teresa Palmer, Aisha Tyler
Director Adam Shankman
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 27 April 2009
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 35 minutes
Starring Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Jonathan Pryce, Courteney Cox, Lucy Lawless, Teresa Palmer, Aisha Tyler
Director Adam Shankman
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 27 April 2009
Main languages English

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 April 2009
Format: DVD
Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) is the maintenance man at a luxury hotel in Los Angeles. True, when his father sold the location to hotel mogul Barry Nottingham (Richard Giffiths), Barry promised to make Skeeter the manager when he grew up. But that's never happened. And now Barry has plans to build an even bigger hotel in the area and make Kendall (Guy Pearce) the manager.

Meanwhile, Skeeter's sister calls. Wendy (Courtney Cox) needs Skeeter to watch her two kids while she is out of town looking for a new job. Skeeter hasn't had any contact with them for four years, but he agrees.

That night, he tells the kids a bedtime story that gets pretty crazy. And yet the next day, it seems to come true. Excited, Skeeter can't wait for the next bedtime story. Has he figured out a way to make his every wish come true or is something else at work here?

I'm not normally an Adam Sandler fan, but the previews for this movie intrigued me so much, I just had to see it. And I'm glad I did. There were laughs all the way through. In fact, I'd say the best laughs weren't spoiled in the previews. Bugsy, the hamster, has some hilarious antics. And the story gets so crazy at times you can't help but laugh.

Yet the laughs are supported by a decent story. Yes, the broad outline is predictable, but the journey to the end is fun, so you really don't care. Beside, the kids add a few random plot points to the film, which keep things from being too stale.

The stories that Skeeter tells vary greatly in location. I was actually surprised at just how elaborate those sets were. They didn't spare any expense with this film.

My only complaint is what appears to be a dropped plot point. It was a sub-plot, but I really was looking for it to be paid off.

But that is a minor complaint. This is a fun film that left me with a smile on my face. It should entertain kids of all ages.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mad Mel on 4 Sep 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
We watched this film on holiday with friends, and loved it so much that when we returned i bought it for us. It was a great price for a great film. Packed with laughs, and can be watched again and again without it losing it's appeal (unlike some films aimed at children!). Watch out for Bugsy, a Guinea Pig with enormous eyes, and many famous people in the film, most noticeably a cameo role from Buzz Lightyear! Brilliant. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves watching films with their family. Good wholesome entertainment from start to finish.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 15 Dec 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I love Disney films and had never heard of "Bedtime Stories". I'm glad I bought this DVD as the lead actor, Adam Sandler, can sometimes be a little too much for me. The only other film of his that I've enjoyed is Anger Management, but he doesn't disappoint here.

Skeeter (Adam Sandler) is asked to babysit his sister's kids over a couple of evenings. The dayshift is taken by the sister's best friend. Skeeter is a little horrified to find that his sister hasn't got a TV and therefore his first night babysitting actually requires him to interact with his niece and nephew rather than plonk them in front of the screen. He decides to try his hand at telling a bedtimes story, the way his Dad used to tell him stories when he was little. Luckily he's a natural story teller although a little self-absorbed in his story telling the kids change his stories so their they're a lot more fun.

Fun, imaginative film to watch with the whole family or even on your own. Filming covered wonderful sets and locations, a Greek ampitheatre; a medieval palace; the wild west - all lovely scenes and the acting was better than I thoughtt. There's the flitting between modern day, real scenes and ho they could be imagined in the bedtime stories - Motorbikes as horses and a woman as a mermaid.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Loudon on 8 Jun 2009
Format: DVD
Bedtime stories provides a fantastic route to escapism. I love watching the 'real-life' interpretations of the children's stories (e.g. the gum balls falling from an up-ended truck, making it look like it was raining).

I'm not normally a fan of Adam Sandler, but I think he was brilliant in this. He didn't go over the top or too silly. My friend's 7 year old daughter loved the guinea pig- she squealed with delight whenever it appeared on screen! Russell Brand was perfect as the oddball friend-cum-dream-sidekick.

All in all a great family film, or one for twentysomethings wanting a little break from reality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Crash Fistfight on 4 July 2010
Format: DVD
I've just sat and watched this film with my son and wife and can say we all loved it, Adam Sandler is back to his very best. I think I can say it is the best feel good movie he has done since Big Daddy.

You always know where you are with Sandler movie, there is no swearing (well nothing hard), no guns and no nudity just plain old fashioned fun. If you have kids they will love this film. I know you can read the synopsis if you want to know what the film is about so I won't go into that.

The Blu-ray offers amazing quality and sound so would urge you to spend the few extra pounds to see it on Blu, but if you can't afford Blu then standard won't disappoint.

Very funny film, very well put together story, great quality production. 5 Stars. Please get it.

Don't let the title kid you into thinking this film is just for children it is hilarious for all ages.
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