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
While Skeeter is going through the driving range, one of the golf balls that go by has the Happy Madison Productions logo on it. See more »
It is mentioned that Skeeter lives in Room 109, but above the door, the number is 111. See more »
So Sir Fix-a-lot moved into a giant shoe
[shows Sir Fix-a-lot living in a giant Chuck Taylor shoe]
developed a case of athlete's face, threw himself in the moat and fed himself to the crocodiles.
[as Sir Fix-a-lot, grumbling]
Oh what the heck?
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The Walt Disney logo turns into a pop-up page from a storybook. See more »
Skeeter is a guy that worked hard all his life for a hotel his dad used to own. He's got high hopes to gain full control over it some day as that was promised to his father by the new owner. Many years have gone by and he's still in a low position though.
Due to circumstances Skeeter has to take care of his niece and nephew for a short while and the young kids prove to be a bit of a challenge for him, but he manages to do it. They demand a bed time story every night, and he gives it to them. He makes up stories himself, but soon all kind of weird things start happening.
And so on. The film rolls on like any typical Disney film. There's the backing story of a "hero" having to "rescue" some people in distress, there's the villain and the regular injustice. Added to that is the funny implications of what happens when a made up story becomes true. This addition gives this film some good laughs, and all in all it works out well enough, worthy of cinema time but not much more than that.
6 out of 10 gum-ball rain showers
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