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Bedtime Stories (2008)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  25 December 2008 (USA)
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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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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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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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Just before Skeeter is offered the Ferrari horse there is a poster on the tree advertising "Hybrid Mules" for sale. As well as being a reference to Jill's choice of car, a mule is a horse/donkey hybrid. See more »

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In the scene where Skeeter first spends the night with the kids, Jill and the kids are making signs. On the sign that Bobbi is working on first the C is not colored in. A little while later the C is almost completely finished; a few seconds later the C is just started, and a few seconds later it is just a little bit less colored in than just a second before. See more »

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Violet Nottingham: You, truth or dare?
Patrick: Truth.
Violet Nottingham: How old were you the first time you kissed a girl?
Bobbi: Patrick never kissed a girl.
Patrick: Girls are ick, except for Tricia Sparks.
Violet Nottingham: Ohh, this Tricia Sparks, is she a girl in your class?
Bobbi: Aunt Jill, did you get our message?
Jill: Yes I did, and now it is time for you to get ready for school. Oh my gosh you are...
Violet Nottingham: Yes, and here is you fat rat. And you, I expect to hear all about this Tricia Sparks next time I see you.
Jill: Tricia Sparks is two years older than you.
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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

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Don't Stop Believin'
Written by Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
Performed by Journey
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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"Bedtime Stories" is NO bedtime story!
8 January 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I was expecting another tacky platitude, similar to the unwatchable "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium", the unacceptable "Night at the Museum", the sugary "Charlotte's Web", and sundry other brainless and uninspired productions of the recent years which seem to bank on the medieval idea that children would be some gullible half-morons willing to swallow even the most awkward smoke-and-shadows games... Well, NO! "Bedtime Stories" is NO bedtime story - it's not meant to put anyone to stuporous sleep, being instead witty, energizing and fully enjoyable! The script is intelligent, with a solid structure and flexible articulations, and the directing, more than adequate: precise to a point, expressive, spirited and brilliant. In many senses, it reminded me the well-being that I've always been owing to the Zemeckis' "Back to the Future" trilogy: a movie that simply makes you feel full of buoyancy! I hate such politically correct (read: efficiently brainwashing) labels as "family movies", so I state it clearly: it's a good movie for children of all ages - from 3 to 83!


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