120 user 144 critic

Bedtime Stories (2008)

2:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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



(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2,617 ( 127)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Zookeeper (2011)
Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.

Director: Frank Coraci
Stars: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

Director: Steve Carr
Stars: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays
The Game Plan (2007)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An NFL quarterback living the bachelor lifestyle discovers that he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Director: Andy Fickman
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Pettis
The Pacifier (2005)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Having recovered from wounds received in a failed rescue operation, Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel.

Director: Mark Waters
Stars: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury
Evan Almighty (2007)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

God contacts Congressman Evan Baxter and tells him to build an ark in preparation for a great flood.

Director: Tom Shadyac
Stars: Steve Carell, Morgan Freeman, Lauren Graham
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana la Fée.

Director: Jon Turteltaub
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The Bakers, while on vacation, find themselves competing with a rival family of eight children.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

With his wife doing a book tour, a father of twelve must handle a new job and his unstable brood.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams


Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Ann Kesling ...
Mrs. Dixon
Ferrari Guy
Hot Girl


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


Whatever they dream up... he has to survive. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

25 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuentos que no son cuentos  »

Filming Locations:



Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,450,296, 28 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


When Skeeter's riding the motorcycle to save the school, the gears shift even though he doesn't throttle down or engage the clutch. See more »


Skeeter Bronson: What the heck did you do that for?
Angry Dwarf: Because I'm angry.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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


Kinda Sad, Kinda Happy
Written by Harvey Estrada (as Harvey Lorenzo Estrada), Athoas Brown, Woodrow M. Murray,
Michael Sulcer
Performed by The Jazz Masters
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Once upon a time, Adam Sandler was in an entertaining family movie. True story...
19 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

The thing about Bedtime Stories is that it is light, funny, easy to digest and all around great for the whole family.

It's just like any other Sandler's movies except this one doesn't contain any only-for-adults jokes.

It might not be the movie I'd recommend to someone who is in for something serious or something that is seriously funny, but this movie has got it all. There's comedy, slight drama and a lot of action; from cowboys to the outer space.

Great writing and great acting.

Really, there's nothing to complain. It's just a very entertaining family movie, which we don't get a lot these days.

I recommend Bedtime Stories to any Disney fans and also to anyone who'd enjoy Adam Sandler's movies, minus the sexual and dirty jokes.

48 of 63 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 120 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page