6.1/10
77,133
119 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
4,030 ( 1,046)

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 ...
...
...
Engineer
...
Mrs. Dixon
...
Ferrari Guy
...
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:

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:

 »
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:

$10,329 (Estonia) (28 December 2008)

Gross:

$110,101,975 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The trailer shows a scene where Skeeter reveals to Mickey, (the room service guy), that the bedtime story he told his niece and nephew the night before came true but this was not actually shown in the theatrical release of the movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Little Boy: What's in that bag?
Skeeter Bronson: Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Little Boy: [Grabs the bag] FOOD!
[Runs off with kids following him]
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire
Written by Ralph Middlebrooks, Clarence Satchell, Willie Beck (as William Beck),
Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones),
, Marvin Pierce, James 'Diamond' Williams (as James Williams)
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Sandler's first family film...surprisingly funny
26 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Normally when Adam Sandler is in more PG-13 or R rated movies you find him hilarious, because the film has extra content that makes you more prone to laugh. My first initial thought was that I would hate this movie because of the PG rating, but I will admit that this movie made me laugh a lot more than I expected. This actually might seem a little childish or kid friendly, but sometimes you have to forget about that and enjoy the movie for what it is. Also the cast co-stars Russell Brand from Forgetting Sarah Marshall's fame, who also delivers several laughs just like his previous performance. All in all it isn't as bad as you would first think. In fact it is really worth a try.


24 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page