Bedtime Stories

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Bedtime Stories

Adam Shankman (2008)

PG Certificate


Our Score
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.


A downtrodden handyman is forced to look after his niece and nephew. He soon wins them over with his knack for telling exciting stories, but to their surprise the tall tales start coming true - and as the children make their own suggestions, the results become even more incredible. Fantasy comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce and Russell Brand.

Cast & Crew

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
Director Adam Shankman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: DisneyAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 26 Dec 2008
Comedy Drama Children's