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Bedtime Stories (2008)

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A family comedy about a hotel handyman whose 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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Rated PG for some mild rude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2008 (USA)  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,551,605 (UK) (26 December 2008)

Gross:

$109,993,847 (USA) (6 March 2009)
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Trivia

Rob Schneider:  appears as a thief in the "real life" story and as a Native American horse trader in one of the Western story sequences. He says his signature line 'I can do it' in the "story" scene. See more »

Goofs

Skeeter sets one story in ancient Greece but visualizes a Roman-style stadium and Emperor. See more »

Quotes

Skeeter Bronson: [to his sister] I don't know anything about plants except that *you* make cakes out of them!
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References The Warriors (1979) See more »

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Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Loved it!
19 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is super entertaining. I honestly don't understand why some people don't like it. Adam Sandler and everyone else in this movie were great. Adam Sandler can definitely act in any kind of movie he chooses to, he's a great actor. I recommend everyone who is a fan of comedies and/or children movies to give this a try. I didn't expect this movie to be this good but I was very very surprised! Disney has done it again, they almost never disappoint. Go out and see this movie with the whole family! But, if its out of theaters make sure to rent it when its available because this is a great modern family film the whole family will enjoy!


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