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A hotel handyman's life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true.

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In 1974, Marty Bronson builds the Sunny Vista Motel in Los Angeles, California, with the intention of raising his son Skeeter and his daughter Wendy in the place where he works. However he is not a good businessman and the hotel goes bankrupt. Marty is forced to sell his motel to Barry Nottingham that promises to hire Skeeter in a general manager position when he grown up. Years later, Barry builds a new hotel; forgets his promise to Marty; and Skeeter Bronson is only the handyman of his hotel. The general manager is the arrogant Kendall, who is engaged with the shallow Barry's daughter Violet Nottingham. When the Webster Elementary School where Wendy is the principal will be closed to be demolished, she needs to travel to Arizona for a job interview. Wendy asks her friend Jill, who is teacher in the same school, to watch her son Patrick and her daughter Bobbi during the day and Skeeter to watch them during the night. Skeeter meets the estranged kids with his best friend Mickey and ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What if the stories you told came to life? See more »


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Rated PG for some mild rude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuentos que no son cuentos  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,551,605 (UK) (26 December 2008)

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$109,993,847 (USA) (6 March 2009)
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According to Adam Sandler, Russell Brand's performance out of the main cast scored the highest among test audiences. See more »

Goofs

When Bugsy is looking at Kendall from inside his cage, it is clear that he is looking at him from an opening in the cage and that both eyes fit in the opening and his sight is unhindered. But when the camera is angled from Bugsy's point of view, the cage is hindering his view. See more »

Quotes

Wendy: Don't talk to them about school.
Skeeter Bronson: Why not?
Wendy: They're closing it down. I'm getting laid off.
Skeeter Bronson: No way! You? But you're like the classic school principle! I mean you're scary and bad with people...
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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At The Nottingham Broadway Mega Resort
Written and Produced by Marc Shaiman
Performed by Guy Pearce
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Best family movie in a long time
31 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have never been an Adam Sandler fan as he seemed to be an actor for humor geared towards teens...but I really enjoyed this movie. I took my 4 year old to see it and didn't expect to like it as much as I did. This is THE perfect family movie that is funny and magical and a bit silly. It actually can be enjoyed by all ages in the family...even the teenagers. Sometimes we all need to relax and laugh and imagine. Bedtime Stories does that. I left the theater feeling like I had spent my money well on this movie. I recommended the movie to my teens and other families. Unless you are the over-serious type, you won't be disappointed.


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