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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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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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Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 and donkey hybrid. See more »

Goofs

It is mentioned that Skeeter lives in Room 109, but above the door, the number is 111. See more »

Quotes

Bobbi: We thought you were supposed to be the good guy.
Skeeter Bronson: So did I.
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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

We Come To Party
Written by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Corbin Bleu
Performed by Corbin Bleu
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Best family movie in a long time
31 December 2008 | by farkasdebSee all my reviews

I have never been an Adam Sandler fan as he seemed to be an actor for humor geared towards teens...but I really enjoyed this movie. I took my 4 year old to see it and didn't expect to like it as much as I did. This is THE perfect family movie that is funny and magical and a bit silly. It actually can be enjoyed by all ages in the family...even the teenagers. Sometimes we all need to relax and laugh and imagine. Bedtime Stories does that. I left the theater feeling like I had spent my money well on this movie. I recommended the movie to my teens and other families. Unless you are the over-serious type, you won't be disappointed.


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