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Presentation: First of all, the movie was bad.The story for me was
moving slow at the start. Then it moves normally at the middle part.
Next thing you know, the movie seems a bit rushed at the end.
SCRIPT :The script isn't that nice. The movie didn't have much funny lines to it. No matter how funny Adam Sandler tried to make the movie funny, it just wasn't. It was like wasted efforts.
ACTING: The acting was generally good. Most of the actors knew how to act. There is not much to say here.
Story: The movie's story was nice if only it had been done in a good way. It's like the kids are controlling the story he tells them and there is mostly a twist to it. Oh and one thing, in this story Adam/Skeeter is a handyman, then later on in the story he tries to be something like a president of a hotel, isn't it weird that people will allow a handyman do a job he has no experience in doing? So what they'll just let a handyman run their new hotel? What is up with that?
Comedy: The movie wasn't funny... It only had a few shining moments. But again I must say, IT WASN'T funny. Maybe a small kid would like it but not a 10 year old. Child-ish humor.
Verdict: I tried not to hate it because of Adam Sandler but sorry, I didn't like it.
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It was cute, adorable, funny and witty. A kids movie...
I went with my 17 year old sister (yes, we both saw a kids movie), and we both were giggling our way through it. And the thrilling thing about going to see kids movies, is hearing all the children laugh. The guinea pig with the crazy eyes in the movie brought the most laughs...screeches, squeals are probably the correct words. They loved it... isn't that all that matters. Who cares what big A-list movie reviewers think of a child's movie? It's what the kids think. How the kids find it. A kids movie is all about the kids.
As I was walking out of the cinema, a girl, perhaps about 4 or 5 years old said to her dad: "Daddy I loved that movie it was so funny!"
A child reviewed a child's movie. That sounds right, wouldn't you agree?
OK we all know that it not the best movie but it is still a kid movie and a good one at that.I thought that movies was here so we could enjoy them not bash them.I know we all have opinions but some of us misuse this opinions system by acting like this movie is the worst one ever made.There are way worst movies out in this big world like that Nintendo movie call whiz kid or something like that no wait know I am acting like one of the people who still live with his mom who go to websites like IMDb to bash or insult other people because they disagree with them.movies are here to make us laugh not so we can say they are bad.
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I can take Adam Sandler or leave him alone, and often the latter - his
CV includes a number of the most witless and graceless "comedies"
committed to celluloid over the last 20 years. Happily, Bedtime Stories
isn't one of them.
Sandler is Skeeter Bronson, the repairman at the hotel where he grew up. His Dad used to own it, but sold out to Barry Nottingham, the rich owner of a hotel chain, when Skeeter and his sister Wendy were kids on the promise that Skeeter would be promoted to manager when he was old enough. 20 years later Skeeter is still fixing things and unpleasant manager Guy Pearce (who is engaged to the hotel owner's daughter Violet) looks like getting the manager's job when the new hotel is built. But then Skeeter spends a week babysitting his sister's kids, and it turns out that the bedtime stories he makes up each night have strange real-world parallels the next day. So could Skeeter use this to improve his situation...? If I had to come up with a criticism it would be that the film isn't wholly convinced as to whether these parallels are simply coincidence - the gumball incident is given a real world reason - or whether there is actually something unexplainable going on (which seems to be the case from the Hokey Cokey onwards). But this hardly matters. The story is a lot of fun, and there is a surprisingly large amount of story to contend with, with several diverse plot threads being pleasingly woven together by the end.
Sandler does his Big Kid turn, tempered with a degree of responsibility. Guy Pearce is a satisfactory villain, Keri Russell is cute as a button, the two kids are both fine, Teresa Palmer is hot (if Disneyfied) as the Paris Hilton-like Violet, Richard Griffiths is very funny as germ-phobic hotelier Barry, and Russell Brand is restrained and sympathetic as Skeeter's friend Mickey. Only Courtney Cox suffers by virtue of a small, underwritten, and relatively unsympathetic role as Skeeter's sister.
There were a lot of kids in the cinema, and they laughed all the way through. The humour varies from sight gags (the bug-eyed guinea pig) to slapstick, situational, character and dialogue humour, and it all pleased the kids (and me!). There is one particular scene towards the end where Skeeter is delivering a pitch about how he sees the future of the hotel which delivers sustained out-loud laughs.
Above all, this film has a great deal of charm and, to my surprise, so does Sandler.
I gave this film a three, just because it takes some talent to get a movie made. I have learned over the years that if a film has Adam Sandler in it, then it's a must miss. The guy is simply put, not funny. My wife had read somewhere that the film was cute. I think there was a 10 or maybe even 20 minute gap int he middle that might have been "cute". Otherwise, it was almost the same Adam Sandler stupid faces, although he didn't do his stupid voices, I guess that can be looked at as a plus. If you take a child about 5-8 years of age, then you can enjoy it through their eyes, otherwise, avoid the movie. Adam Sandler is not funny to an adult, send the kids, save yourself time.
Let's be honest, he hasn't had much in movies. I gave up on him long
Out of sheer lack of other movies to watch that I was interested in seeing I checked out this movie expecting the same terrible movies Sandler has done in the past. I found the trailer interesting enough to give it a look.
This movie kept my interest throughout without any wincing/look away embarrassed moments. This is a wonderful movie for the elementary set as well as all those above. No deep thought is needed and the story line is light and fun. This is a movie I would definitely rent for family movie night.
Let me start off first by making an appeal to Adam Sandler: PLEASE STOP
I will say that I give this movie an "E" for effort. And a very weak "E" at that. I could see where the filmmakers were "trying" to go with this but they simply FAILED. Adam Sandler gets more and more annoying with each of his latest attempts. I think that the last Adam Sandler movie I actually enjoyed and chuckled through was "The Water Boy", and that ain't saying much. This was a very, VERY lazy and weak attempt at family entertainment. Convincing proof that Hollyweird is completely out of refreshingly original or "good" ideas. This movie was simply bad, bad, bad. Even during the scenes that were supposed to be "rawkishly funny" and even "cute", this movie failed to deliver on all fronts. At best, this movie may play well on late night television while one is high on crack.
First off, this movie is awful. I noticed IMDb puts "excellent" movie reviews first so Im putting 10/10 just so you will be aware how bad this movie is. Im sick of kids in movies being so "cute". TO ALL DIRECTORS: KIDS THAT ACT OVERLY CUTE AND TALK LIKE ADULTS ARE NOT CUTE! Didn't WE ALREADY GET ENOUGH OF THAT IN ALL THOSE HARD-TO-WATCH 80'S SITCOMS?! This movie did have a few laughs but in the end its just another paycheck for the people involved. As I was walking out of the theater I got a familiar feeling like the time I was at the fair and paid $5 to see the freaks in the freak show. I felt like such a fool just being seen coming out of there with everyone knowing I just got ripped off. Thats what i felt like coming out of the theater, ripped off. The funniest person in it had the smallest part in Rob Scheider. The wedding singer was a great movie but unfortunately it spawned the worst "blockbuster" movies from you-know-who ever. Has anyone else noticed Sandler has big-time issues with Irish people? Did they beat him up a lot as a kid? Every villain in his movies is either a Mc or an O'. This movie is no exception with the leprechaun jokes. As a "Mc" myself, I've had it with his pretrial of us as bad guys and Im not watching any more of his movies. Besides, its not like Im going to be missing anything anyway.
Adam Sandler's sense of humor has always been childish, so in a
back-handed way, "Bedtime Stories" was a great project for him. He gets
to play goofy uncle in this imaginative kids tale that's as
warm-hearted as it is silly and maybe even formulaic at times. But
aren't bedtime stories supposed to be formulaic? This is a movie that
sees at a kid's level and provides just that sort of entertainment.
In "Bedtime Stories," Skeeter Bronson (Sandler) plays a hotel maintenance worker snubbed of the hotel that was rightfully his to own, who is charged with watching his niece and nephew, Bobbi and Patrick, during the night hours while their mom (Courtney Cox) is away for a few days. Skeeter, a typical Sandler-esquire self-centered unmarried loser character, tells the kids bedtime stories because he doesn't know what else to do with them, and strangely enough, what the kids add to his stories comes true for him the next day.
It's clear Sandler dragged his Happy Madison Productions pals into this one with the idea of "let's do it for the kids." Sandler's own children, when they are old enough, will at least be able to watch Dad doing something where they don't have to ask him questions that are sex or swear-word related. And not so surprisingly, Sandler does the father figure thing quite well. I'm sure he didn't have trouble getting the kids to laugh naturally on set.
As a film, "Bedtime Stories" is exactly what you'd think: Walt Disney meets Adam Sandler. Disney writer Matt Lopez brings the fantastical story and longtime Sandler collaborator Tim Herlihy helps personalize it to the longtime comedian. It's Sandler comedy (Rob Schneider and Allen Covert make cameos) with the jokes toned down to PG levels and a Disney-sized imagination.
Other than Sandler's regulars, the cast is full of diverse talents. Keri Russell as the love interest, Cox as the mom, Russell Brand ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall") as a bizarre hotel chef/pal of Skeeter's and even Guy Pearce ("Memento") in his first non-dramatic role. All of them, besides Sandler, really reach out of their genre comfort zones to make this a true kids' movie.
"Bedtime Stories" is cute at every turn. From the children to Bugsy the bug-eyed CG guinea pig to the way Sandler attempts to make jokes the kids will love, there isn't anything negative one can say about the spirit driving this film. Unlike other PG movies that try and beat the censors with adult undertones, "Bedtime Stories" plays perfectly to its audience: kids and their imaginations.
There was a comic genius known as Adam Sandler,who plays Skeeter
Bronson.One day,he promises to babysit some kids for a reason that I
forgot(I'll have to watch it again).On that night,he and the 2 kids
create a bedtime story.The next day,their story comes to life.How
imaginative! There's the plot,and that's that.While I can't say that
this is as funny as Adam's other movies,it did keep me awake long
enough to enjoy it.But Adam really needs to stay with his original
plan,and that plan is to keep making movies with inappropriate
humor.Sorry,I just think that potty humor is funnier than family
friendly humor.This isn't a bad movie,but it sure isn't as good as 'I
Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry' or 'Click'.Yes,there is a good
cast.Yes,there are some giggles.Yes,this is a fine family movie.But
no,it's not a bedtime classic.Still,it's worth your
time,money,imagination,and your appeal to Adam Sandler.
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