Bedtime Stories (2008)

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Cast: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Courteney Cox, Teresa Palmer

Director: Adam Shankman

Time: 1hr 39mins

Year: 2008

Rating: PG

Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

My Rating: 4/10

In 1974, Marty Bronsen builds the Sunny Vista Motels in Los Angeles with the intention of raising his son Skeeter and daughter Wendy in. But as he wasn’t a very good businessman his motel goes bankrupt and Bronsen is forced to sell it to Barry Nottingham who promises to hire Skeeter as a general manager when he grows up. As years pass, Barry builds a new hotel and forgets his promise to Marty. Instead Skeeter becomes the hotel’s handyman and the general manager position goes to an arrogant and shallow guy, Kendall, who is engaged to Barry’s daughter Violet Nottingham. When the Webster Elementary school where Wendy’s the principal is scheduled to be demolished, she goes to Arizona in search of work and leaves her two children with Skeeter. Skeeter begins to tell his niece and nephew bedtime stories which he quickly begins to come true during the day.

This was an interesting concept that Disney had but it was pretty boring to watch. They tried really hard to get the Disney perfect kids but failed miserably. The storyline was bad and predictable and it really felt like that they made it up as they went along. There wasn’t much going for this movie, it wasn’t funny and the jokes were pretty hard to laugh at. Didn’t enjoy it at all.

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