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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.

Director:

Adam Shankman

Writers:

Matt Lopez (screenplay), Tim Herlihy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Skeeter Bronson
Keri Russell ... Jill
Guy Pearce ... Kendall
Russell Brand ... Mickey
Richard Griffiths ... Barry Nottingham
Teresa Palmer ... Violet Nottingham
Lucy Lawless ... Aspen
Courteney Cox ... Wendy
Jonathan Morgan Heit ... Patrick
Laura Ann Kesling Laura Ann Kesling ... Bobbi
Jonathan Pryce ... Marty Bronson
Nick Swardson ... Engineer
Kathryn Joosten ... Mrs. Dixon
Allen Covert ... Ferrari Guy
Carmen Electra ... Hot Girl
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Storyline

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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Coming True Christmas Day See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild rude humor and mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuentos que no son cuentos See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Paula, California, USA See more »

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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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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The bulldog shown in the movie is Adam Sandler's beloved pet, Motzaball. 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

Skeeter Bronson: [to his sister] I don't know anything about plants except that *you* make cakes out of them!
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Crazy Credits

The Walt Disney logo turns into a pop-up page from a storybook. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can Hear Music
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
Performed by The Beach Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Sandler's first family film...surprisingly funny
26 December 2008 | by jts0405See all my reviews

Normally when Adam Sandler is in more PG-13 or R rated movies you find him hilarious, because the film has extra content that makes you more prone to laugh. My first initial thought was that I would hate this movie because of the PG rating, but I will admit that this movie made me laugh a lot more than I expected. This actually might seem a little childish or kid friendly, but sometimes you have to forget about that and enjoy the movie for what it is. Also the cast co-stars Russell Brand from Forgetting Sarah Marshall's fame, who also delivers several laughs just like his previous performance. All in all it isn't as bad as you would first think. In fact it is really worth a try.


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