Bedtime Stories (2008)
Critic Consensus: Though it may earns some chuckles from pre-teens, this kid-friendly Adam Sandler comedy is uneven, poorly paced, and lacks the requisite whimsy to truly work.
|Rating:||PG (for some mild rude humor and mild language)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Adam Shankman|
|Written By:||Matt Lopez, Tim Herlihy|
|In Theaters:||Dec 25, 2008 Wide|
|On DVD:||Apr 5, 2009|
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Critic Reviews for Bedtime Stories
It descends into pathos, undermined by an insipid romantic subplot and the usual platitudinous guff about self-belief.
There's nothing fresh in Sandler's role that you haven't seen in almost every movie he's ever done -- the same mumbly, underachiever-schlub notes he's been hitting for years, only taken down a notch for his first PG-rated comedy.
A family-friendly Adam Sandler movie that, even with its strained plot developments, is tame without being lame.
If you are forced to attend, then at least Bedtime Stories is tolerable, and occasionally fun -- when it forgets to be dumb.
...ultimately comes off as the most entertaining Adam Sandler comedy to hit theaters since 2004's 50 First Dates...
Audience Reviews for Bedtime Stories
I have not liked many of Adam Sandlres latest movies but this one well, i did. I laughed, thought it was funny cute, not bad at all. Was expecting a really bad movie but instead got a nice little family film that me and my daughter enjoyed.
Very sweet and funny movie. Adam has to babysit his niece and nephew. He reads them bedtime stories which come true, so he tries to get them to tell stories that will help him in real life, such as getting a friend and the job at the hotel that he was promised. Full of fun - castles, cowboys, gladiators, aliens and mermaids. Good cast.
Well I was expecting or hoping for a witty, sarcastic Sandler film but alas as it turns out this IS actually for kids. Its very tame, very silly and childish...its for kids haha
Nothing wrong with the film atall, a nice gentle story with fantasy elements and nice visual effects, kids will enjoy it im sure. Apart from some very nice looking girls there isnt too much for the adults.
Russell Brand makes his film debut (I'm guessing) here, I was horrified to see him but there you go, he wasn't too bad actually, shows he can be a normal person instead of a prat. Take the family.
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