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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.

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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

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


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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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Cuentos que no son cuentos  »

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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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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 »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie when Skeeter goes to his sister's house for her daughter Bobbi's birthday, Skeeter mistakes Patrick to be Bobbi, presumably due to the "boyish" sounding name. However when Wendy's best friend Jill shows up and is talking to Skeeter outside of the house, the present she has with her is wrapped in very "boyish" wrapping paper with basketballs and footballs all over it. See more »

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Skeeter Bronson: Good thing my wallet only had three dollars in it. And my Derek Jeter baseball card!
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The Walt Disney logo turns into a pop-up page from a storybook. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Happy Thoughts
Written by Athoas Brown, Barney Jay Proctor
Performed by Athoas and Broheem
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group
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19 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is super entertaining. I honestly don't understand why some people don't like it. Adam Sandler and everyone else in this movie were great. Adam Sandler can definitely act in any kind of movie he chooses to, he's a great actor. I recommend everyone who is a fan of comedies and/or children movies to give this a try. I didn't expect this movie to be this good but I was very very surprised! Disney has done it again, they almost never disappoint. Go out and see this movie with the whole family! But, if its out of theaters make sure to rent it when its available because this is a great modern family film the whole family will enjoy!


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