6.1/10
76,318
118 user 143 critic

Bedtime Stories (2008)

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

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
2,573 ( 52)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Laura Ann Kesling ...
...
...
...
...
...
Hot Girl
Edit

Storyline

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 who promises to hire Skeeter in a general manager position when he has 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Coming True Christmas Day See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuentos que no son cuentos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,551,605 (UK) (26 December 2008)

Gross:

$109,993,847 (USA) (6 March 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jonathan Pryce (Marty Bronson) and Richard Griffiths ( Barry Nottingham) were a part of a movie franchise, though they never shared any screen time. Jonathon Pryce played Governor Swan in the first 3 Pirate of the Caribbean movies and Richard Griffiths had the small part of King George in the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean movie. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie when Skeeter goes to his sister's house for her daughter Bobbi's birthday, Skeeter mistakes Patrick to be Bobbi, presumably due to the "boyish" sounding name. However when Wendy's best friend Jill shows up and is talking to Skeeter outside of the house, the present she has with her is wrapped in very "boyish" wrapping paper with basketballs and footballs all over it. See more »

Quotes

Skeeter Bronson: You mind sleeping over? I'm gonna duck out a few hours.
Mickey: Oh, yeah, yeah. Mmm. By the way, um... I am, uh, legally obliged to tell you that I suffer from... sleep panic disorder.
Skeeter Bronson: OK, what's, uh, sleep panic disorder?
Mickey: Believe me, you don't want to know.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney logo turns into a pop-up page from a storybook. See more »

Connections

References The Warriors (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

We Come To Party
Written by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Corbin Bleu
Performed by Corbin Bleu
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Good family fun...
27 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We went to this movie with my two kids (ages 7 and 10, both girls), my Brother-in-law and his wife and their two kids (ages six and nine, both boys.) We were a bit apprehensive about this due to the poor critics ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. (Frankly, the critics gave it abysmal ratings and I almost avoided this entirely because of those ratings.) And perhaps they were right. But I know that despite the critics we all enjoyed it greatly. Maybe it was just the mood we were all in or the good meal we just had before the movie but we laughed throughout. Obviously there is no high-brow humor here or social commentary to be made. It's just a movie who's sole purpose is simply to have fun.

Cookie cutter? Perhaps. In fact, in retrospect I'm sure it was. But it was still enjoyable.

So if your looking for something more than what you see in the previews, forget it. It isn't happening. This movie makes no pretenses about what it is exactly about: good fun. If your looking for anything other than that, you're going to be disappointed.

On the down side, some of the best moments were captured in the previews. While this certainly isn't the first movie to this (not the last I'm sure), it always seems to take something away from the experience of watching the movie. But there were plenty of other twists and turns in this movie that helped minimize the effect this had on the overall viewing experience.

Overall this movie was a delight for kids both big and small in our group. You'll enjoy it if you watch it with a child's eye...and not those big ones Bugsy has!!!


62 of 84 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?