Bedtime Stories

  • PG
  • Adam Shankman (2008)
  • US
  • 95 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Adam Sandler plays the plucky underdog yet again in this inventive, family-friendly Disney fantasy comedy about a put-upon hotel handyman whose tall tales not only entertain his niece and nephew, but have a funny way of coming true. This makes him wonder, if he tailors his stories to his own advantage, might he, too, achieve his thwarted ambitions in real life? It's not hard to see where this feel-good frolic is going, but there are plenty of amusing diversions on the way. The stories themselves whisk us amiably to medieval England, the Wild West and outer space, and if the movie's never quite laugh-out-loud funny, it's jaunty enough and skips along at a decent clip. Sandlerphobes can rest assured that he's less irritating than usual, and there are the additional curiosities of Guy Pearce's alarmingly camp hotel manager, and Russell Brand on best behaviour as our hero's wisecracking pal.

Plot Summary

Fantasy comedy starring Adam Sandler and Keri Russell. A handyman at a small hotel discovers that the bedtime stories he tells his sister's children - based on his own frustrated dreams -are beginning to have a magical impact on the real world.

Cast and crew

Cast

Skeeter Bronson
Adam Sandler
Jill
Keri Russell
Kendall
Guy Pearce
Wendy
Courteney Cox
Mickey
Russell Brand
Violet
Teresa Palmer
Aspen
Lucy Lawless
Barry Nottingham
Richard Griffiths
Marty Bronson
Jonathan Pryce
Mrs Dixon
Kathryn Joosten
Young Wendy
Abigail Leone Droeger
Hot girl
Carmen Electra
Hot dog vendor
Paul Dooley

Crew

Director
Adam Shankman

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Disney
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 26 Dec 2008
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama