Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories
Bedtime Stories
  • PG
  • 1h 39m
  • 2008
Rotten26%
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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 (Courteney Cox) children, his imagination runs wild as he dreams up elaborate bedtime stories -- always casting himself as the hero. Entranced, the children add their own ideas to these once-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.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten26%
Critics 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.
Reviews
Time Out
Stephen Garrett
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Tom Huddlestone
Rotten

It descends into pathos, undermined by an insipid romantic subplot and the usual platitudinous guf...

June 21, 2017
Times (UK)
Edward Porter
Rotten

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

June 21, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Rotten

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

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sandler tames his jokes for family-friendly fantasy flick.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, unlike most Adam Sandler movies, this one is actually aimed at kids, so expect a lot of interest from elementary schoolers on up. The good news is that, also unlike most Sandler movies, there aren't any crass jokes, and both language ("butt kiss" is as wild as it gets) and sexuality (a couple of fairy-tale kisses and one brief scene of a clothed man and woman in a hot tub) are mild. The violence is also minor and mostly cartoonish, although there's some gunplay in the Wild West bedtime story.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Fantasy, Family
  • Release Date:December 25, 2008
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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