Bedtime Stories 2008 PG

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(213) IMDb 6.1/10
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Story centers on a hotel handyman whose life is turned upside down when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to come true.

Starring:
Adam Sandler, Keri Russell
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Bedtime Stories

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Adam Shankman
Starring Adam Sandler, Keri Russell
Supporting actors Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Lucy Lawless, Courteney Cox, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Laura Ann Kesling, Jonathan Pryce, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Joosten, Allen Covert, Carmen Electra, Tim Herlihy, Thomas Hoffman, Abigail Droeger, Melany Mitchell, Andrew Collins
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Has a very good story to it and is a great family movie.
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I really love it when I can find a movie that I enjoy watching and that I can still watch with my kids and not feel like a horrible parent!
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Our family loved watching this movie together, and the kids have watched it several times since our purchase of it.
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51 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Connie Collins on December 27, 2008
Format: DVD
I gave this movie 5 stars because it deserves it,how did disney do it make an adam sandler movie that is actually understandably funny for both kids and adults alike I am 17 and I saw it I do not usually see PG rated movies but I went with my family on the 26th.
I laughed through most all of it.
you probaly would not want to read the other reviews as they have minor spoilers. Unless you want it to br ruined for you.
Really not crude not bad language but still funny. Anyone taking thier children for a show should check this out.
I will definitely buy it on DVD
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 2, 2009
Format: DVD
Let's just clarify at the beginning. If you are looking to just own the movie, buy the less expensive regular BEDTIME STORIES DVD. However, if you or your family enjoys the special features that usually are included with movies, you'll want to purchase this, the DELUXE DVD EDITION of BEDTIME STORIES.

In 2008 Sandler starred in two movies. One (YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN) was a complete bust on all accounts. The other was BEDTIME STORIES, a film the critic meeting with mediocrity, but that was made major box office during the Christmas season. The film has a pretty decent story line with enough laughs for kids and adults and is actually quite family friendly (the movie was the first Happy Gilmore Production to receive a PG rating).

Sandler portrays Skeeter Bronson the son of a father (Jonathan Pryce) who attempted to fulfill his life dream of owning and operating a small hotel. However, Skeeter's dad just isn't a very good businessmen and ends up having to sell his hotel to Barry Nottingham (Richard Griffiths), but only on the condition that when Skeeter is grown that he will be made manager. The deal is struck and Nottingham tears down the quaint hotel and builds a luxurious, mega-hotel. He keeps Skeeter around as the head janitor, but soon forgets the promise he made. When Skeeter learns that Nottingham is going to be building a new hotel, he believes this is his big break, but then Nottingham announces his future son-in-law, Kendall (Guy Pierce) will be the manager of the new hotel. Skeeter is heartbroken.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By dream factory on July 18, 2009
Format: DVD
funnyman adam sandler stars in walt disney pictures bedtime stories the magical family comedy that's packed with adventure and lots of heart. when skeeter bronson sandler babysits his sister's couteney cox children his imagination runs wild as he dreams up elaborate bedtime stories always casting himself as a hero. entranced the children add their own ideas to these ouce upon a time tales of heroics and chivalry. then... magic happens. these nighttime fantasies become skeeter's daytime realities leading him on a real life adventure in search of his own happy ending. filled with colorful characters humor and whimsy this heartwarming comedy will enchant your entire family again and again.

Our 6 year okd daughter loved this sophisticated child/family oriented movie. Ususally in movies the dream time sequences happen to the children. Here the take is that the fantasy affects the adult. Sandler put forth anothre brilliant 'reluctant guru' performance.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful By L. Peary on March 8, 2009
Format: DVD
Yes, it is safe to take the kids to this one! The whole family enjoyed it. We had left the 14 year old at home, but will rent it as soon as it comes out so she can see it too. The message is positive, the innuendos few, and the theme is just plain fun. Even the "Paris" character keeps things mostly covered. Nice change for a 21st Century film.

The lead, though he starts out trying to manipulate life to go his materialistic ways, learns how to manipulate life to benefit all of those around him. He is just that kind of guy who never could have been the selfish fool. So, it really can be a great discussion starter for the family about morality, unselfishness, and proper behavior in community.

On top of all that deep stuff, it is just hilariously funny! There were even some applause at the end when we watched it in the theater. It has been a long time since I've been in a movie where the audience was moved to applause.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Renfield on May 16, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
BLU-RAY REVIEW: BEDTIME STORIES
MOVIE: 5/5
VIDEO QUALITY: 4.5/5
AUDIO: 5/5
EXTRAS: 3/5
OVERALL: 4/5

MOVIE:
Adam Sandler is a funny guy, but I was a tad afraid to watch this after seeing that train wreck You Don't Mess With The Zohan in the theater. Seeing that movie, I lost a lot of respect for him. I kept wanting to leave the theater, but I convinced myself to stay, only to realize I shouldn't have.

Anyways, I swallowed my pride and rented this movie tonight in Blu-Ray. I'm really glad I did actually. It looks like all is forgiven with Mister Sandler.

Skeeter Bronson is a failing Utility man at a luxury hotel. His (overly eco-friendly) sister is leaving town for a week, so he watches over them for a week. He is to watch them at night when in the day, a friend of hers watches in the day. It seems as it they have not so good first impressions. However, they settle bad first impressions with Bedtime stories he tells. The stories are cute, fun, fantastical, and imaginative. And the funny thing is that they relate to his life- the hotel arses, him trying to win the management, the OCD boss, and much more.

I liked the movie a lot actually. It was funny, it was cute. It even had that classic Journey song Don't Stop Believin'. The special effects were great too! They looked very realistic and were very well done. And Sandler was hilarious too. So if you like the Sandler-type humor, be sure to see it.

BLU-RAY:

-VIDEO QUALITY: 4.5/5
The movie has a spectacular presentation. The video quality looks great especially in the story scenes. The best one weeing with Skeeto (I do mean the Sci-Fi one). The reason it gets half a point docked off is because of a slight grain in the few of a conversation scenes.
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