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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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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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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 »


It is mentioned that Skeeter lives in Room 109, but above the door, the number is 111. See more »


Skeeter Bronson: His name was Mr. Underappreciated.
Patrick: What is underdemeciated?
Skeeter Bronson: What?
Patrick: Underdemeciated?
Skeeter Bronson: That's right, I forgot, you're 6, well his name was Sir Fix-a-lot.
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References Toy Story (1995) See more »


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Once upon a time, Adam Sandler was in an entertaining family movie. True story...
19 March 2009 | by (Malaysia) – 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.

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