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Running Time:
1 hour 35 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for some mild rude humor and mild language.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This family film is brightly colored and gas a delightful premise and some dazzling effects, but it's uneven, poorly paced, and will really only amuse younger audiences.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Hilarious Bloopers and Deleted Scenes; Get To Know Bugsy The Big-Eyed Guinea Pig; A Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Special Effects.

CAST:
Adam Sandler ... Skeeter
Keri Russell ... Jill
Guy Pearce ... Kendall
Russell Brand ... Mickey
Lucy Lawless ... Aspen
Courteney Cox ... Wendy
Jonathan Pryce ... Marty Bronson
Richard Griffiths ... Barry Nottingham



Bedtime Stories

Adam Sandler "The Waterboy") plays Skeeter Bronson who grew up with his sister, Wendy (Courteney Cox - TV's "Friends"), in a modest hotel in Los Angeles owned by their father (Jonathan Pryce "Evita"). Dad was a terrible businessman, though, and he sold the place to a wealthy investor, Barry Nottingham (Richard Griffiths "The History Boys"), who turned it into a luxury hotel but kept Skeeter on as a handyman.

Skeeter baby sits his sister's children when she goes out of town for a week to find a new job, a duty he alternates with Wendy's friend Jill (Keri Russell "Waitress"). The kids, Bobbi (Laura Ann Kesling) and Patrick (Jonathan Morgan Heit), are glad to have their fun Uncle Skeeter around, and eager to hear some fanciful bedtime stories, but his stories  are really not all that good. Skeeter puts himself in all of them and anytime the kids interject something into the stories, it comes true in his real life. This allows for some dazzlingspecial effects scenes in the stories and some humor in real life. Nothing is very spectacular, so the movie survives more on being heart warming, rather than actually being hilarious.

Sandler is continually upstaged by Russell Brand (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) who plays Skeeter’s best friend, a thoroughly dotty hotel employee who’s brain is mush and seems game for anything. and also by Patrick and Bobbi’s pet guinea pig Bugsy, a live action/computer-generated scene stealer.

Bedtime Stories from the Disney company has been directed by Adam Shankman ("Hairspray"). It is brightly colored, briefly sweet, but it's also uneven and poorly paced, and will really only entertain younger audiences. 

Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler: Blu-ray Cover








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