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Bedtime Stories (2008)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Ann Kesling ...
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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 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


What if the stories you told came to life? See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuentos que no son cuento  »

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Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,551,605 (UK) (26 December 2008)


$109,993,847 (USA) (6 March 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the movie, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody is shown on the TV. Adam Sandler worked with Cole and Dylan Sprouse on Big Daddy. See more »


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 »


Patrick: [eating hamburgers for the first time] Mom's going to kill us.
Skeeter Bronson: No she's not, two reasons, one she's not going to find out, two, when your mom was little she ate hamburgers all the time in this room.
Patrick and Bobbi: She did?
Skeeter Bronson: Yep.
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References The Lion King (1994) See more »


Eternal Flame
Written by Susanna Hoffs (as Susanna Lee Hoffs), Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg
Performed by The Bangles
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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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.

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