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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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$80,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,551,605 (UK) (26 December 2008)

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$109,993,847 (USA) (6 March 2009)
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A pretty descent family flick
28 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is nice to see Adam Sandler rise back from the ashes, after the summers big disaster You Don't Mess The Zohan, it seems these days he can take a hit or a miss in strive.

The story centers around Skeeter(Adam Sandler), an down on his luck hotel repair man, is asked to babysit his sisters(Courtney Cox) kids at night, while her friend(Keri Russell) watches them during the day, while she goes away for a week at a few job interviews. One night before putting them to bed, he decides to tell them a made up depressing story, semi based on his own life, but the kids change it, and make it more happy. Then the next day, the events described in the made up fantasy, begin to start happening in real life. Is it just a strange case of Deja Vu, or is there something magical in the works?

Now imagined if Walter Mitty, fantasies actually start coming true. It's nice to see Adam Sandler not over perform with his comedy for once with his comedy. He has such funny one liners, and delivers them with perfect timing. And he and Keri Russell play off each other well. It's nice to see serious actor Guy Pearse play up against Adam Sandler, and he is also good as Sandlers nemesis. It has great effects also, and great slapstick too. A terrific magical tale for all ages.


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