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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:
... Skeeter Bronson
... Jill
... Kendall
... Mickey
... Barry Nottingham
... Violet Nottingham
... Aspen
... Wendy
... Patrick
Laura Ann Kesling ... Bobbi
... Marty Bronson
... Engineer
... Mrs. Dixon
... Ferrari Guy
... Hot Girl
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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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Rated PG for some mild rude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuentos que no son cuentos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,450,296, 28 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,101,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,874,442
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Trivia

Just before Skeeter is offered the Ferrari horse there is a poster on the tree advertising "Hybrid Mules" for sale. As well as being a reference to Jill's choice of car, a mule is a horse/donkey hybrid. See more »

Goofs

The door to Skeeter's hotel room changes from opening to the right on the inside shots, then to the left on the outside shots. See more »

Quotes

Mickey: Look's like Bugsy's eaten a lot of burgers in the last ten minutes.
Skeeter Bronson: Wow!
Mickey: He keeps going like that, we could make bacon out of Bugsy.
[Bugsy looks at them]
Skeeter Bronson: He's kidding, Bugsy. Take it easy.
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The Walt Disney logo turns into a pop-up page from a storybook. See more »

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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Written by Ralph Middlebrooks, Clarence Satchell, Willie Beck (as William Beck),
Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner (as Leroy Bonner), Marshall E. Jones (as Marshall Jones),
, Marvin Pierce, James 'Diamond' Williams (as James Williams)
Performed by Ohio Players
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I liked Bedtime Stories
31 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

My granddaughter, 11, picked the movie as I am generally a ScFi guy. I have to say that I enjoyed and laughed as much as she did. I didn't see anything hackneyed or clichéd moments lend itself to funny cookie cutter movies, except the role reversal with the waiter thing, but oddly enough, that can happen in real life...the movie moves at a nice brisk pace, making you want a little more depth at certain points such as sibling interaction, but it is about that phase between is Santa real and the real world. And yes Santa is real..No its not a Santa movie..take the kids to it and find out, enjoy, or vice versa, I recommend it highly. You will not feel leaving the movie ripped off by any means, which not surprisingly happens more often than not. May you all enjoy it as we did.


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