-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kidzworld Logo

Bedtime Stories Movie Review

Bedtime Stories Movie Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Jan 01, 2009
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Skeeter Bronson’s life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start coming to life. Check out the adventurous comedy, Bedtime Stories, starring Adam Sandler.

Skeeter Bronson’s life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start coming to life. Check out the adventurous comedy, Bedtime Stories, starring Adam Sandler.

The Promise

When Skeeter (Adam Sandler) was a young boy, his father owned a cozy motel. But money became tight, and his father was forced to sell the motel to Barry Nottingham, a budding businessman who planned to build a brand new hotel on the property. Sensing Mr. Bronson’s grief, Nottingham made him a promise: when Skeeter grew up and proved himself worthy, he could run the new hotel.

Hotel Handyman

About 30 years later, Skeeter still works at the hotel, but not as the manager. He’s the hotel handyman, dealing with broken TV’s and clogged toilets. Worst of all, Nottingham just made his daughter’s manipulative boyfriend the hotel’s new manager.


It’s Raining Gumdrops!

But Skeeter’s circumstances change when his sister Wendy goes out of town for a week and asks him to help her best friend, Jill, babysit. Each night he tells the kids a bedtime story. And by morning, the stories unfold in his own life. First it rains gumdrops. Then Nottingham gives him a chance to compete for the hotel’s management position.


The Kids Control the Story

When Skeeter realizes the power of the bedtime stories, he tries to use them to make his life better—he wants a shiny new car, a kiss from a pretty lady, and most importantly, the job as manager. But instead, he gets mugged, kicked by a little person and stung on the tongue by a bee! Why? Because the kids control the story!


The Bottom Line

Bedtime Stories is a fun family film. The movie explores outer space, the Wild West, the Medieval era with kings and peasants, and Ancient Greece where Sandler performs a daring jump with a Grecian chariot, just like Evil Knievel!

Adam Sandler is his usual goofy self. And Keri Russell (from Felicity) plays an adorable love interest. You’ll also recognize a few other characters—Courteney Cox Arquette, who starred as Monica Geller on the hit sitcom Friends, plays Skeeter’s sister Wendy; and Richard Griffiths, who plays Vernon Dursley in the Harry Potter films, plays Nottingham, the hotel’s owner.


Bedtime Stories Movie Rating: 4


Related Stories:

  • Eight Crazy Nights Movie Review
  • Click DVD Review
  • Daddy Day Camp DVD Review
  • Night at the Museum DVD Review
  • 0 Comments

    Related Stories

    Bedtimestories-poll

    What's Your Favorite Adam Sandler Flick?

    • Click
    • Billy Madison
    • Happy Gilmore
    • Bedtime Stories

    Entertainment In The Forums

    RawrImacat
    RawrImacat posted in Movies:
    Either... Voldemort or the Wicked Witch of the West :devil I can't decide!
    reply about 1 hour
    The3PeanutButterTrio
    Fairy Tail, Rave Master, Sword Art Online, Soul Eater, and Naruto.
    reply about 8 hours
    The3PeanutButterTrio
    FAIRY TAIL!!! [s:p/zxn] [s:p/1j4a] :) [s:sm3/1jw1] [s:sm3/1jw1] [s:sm3/1jw1]
    reply about 8 hours
    AlphaT
    AlphaT posted in Movies:
    Hello and welcome to the first installment of my new series "Alpha Reviews". Whenever I see a new movie, I'll write a review of it here. Don't worry, the first part of the review will be spoiler free, and I'll make sure to give a warning when I talk more about the specifics of the movie.  Today I'll be looking at Roland Emmerich's sequel to (arguably) his greatest work, Independence Day. His original alien disaster film came out in 1996, and while it wasn't a major hit with the critics, it trounced the box office by raking in more money than any other film of that year. Over the past two decades, love for the movie has only grown, and it's now seen as the ultimate popcorn movie.  So how did the sequel hold up? Well...it's not easy to tell. On the one hand, there are some things that this movie did really well. On the other, this movie had moments that I absolutely hated. This is such a hard movie to crituique. Not because there's nothing to critique, but because there's so much right and wrong in the movie that making a final call on it is hard to do.  For one, the story is serviceable. I can buy pretty much everything that they're saying. While there are a few obvious plot holes, impeccable writing isn't what you expect from ID.  The characters vary from the fun and interesting to the idiotic and annoying. Jeff Goldblum does a great job here, and so does Bill Pullman and William Fitchener. As for the new characters? Not so much. The (arguably) two main characters are played by discount Chris Hemsworth (Liam Hemsworth), and discount Micheal B. Jordan (Jessie Usher). Neither give a stunning performance. And my goodness, there is one character in this movie who is so stereotypical and unrealistic, that it literally made me facepalm when I saw it. You'll know who I'm talking about if you've seen the movie. But, the movie is set up so that everyone gets a healthy slice of screen time, so it's okay.  The action is phenomenal, but kind of unoriginal. The first real action scene we have is the destruction of London. Know what it looks exactly like? The destruction of Paris in 2012. Know who directed 2012? Roland Emmerich. Now, I'm one of the few who enjoyed that movie, so I'm fine with it. And most of the other scenes do have a more original feel to them. But, this guy doesn't stop at copying his own movies. There's an action scene where they're on the moon, it looks exactly like Prometheus. I guess I can forgive some of this, but come on, really?  The nostalgia was WAY off the charts. I count this as a category for review because it's what old movie sequels do now. Some do it at the right amount, some don't do it enough, and some...like this film...do it all the time. Almost everything is recycled from the past movie, and there so many callbacks that it's hard to remember them all. But I will give it credit, some of them had me laughing. But, some of them made we want to scream "You're not even trying!" in the theater.  All in all? I'd say that you need to see this movie if you had any enjoyment out of the first one. But, just know that this has a lot more nonsense to put up with, even though it does give much of the entertainment value of the first one in return. I can't guarantee that you won't be disappointed, but if you go into it expecting a mix of good and bad, you'll be glad to see the good parts of a true classic film on the big screen once again.  That's it here. What were your thoughts on the movie? Who do you think gave the best performance? What did you want to see more of? Post what you think about Independence Day: Resurgence below. 
    reply about 16 hours
    Pink_Cool_Girl
    "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: "fazemonster123" wrote: "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote: I have forests but no trees I have houses but no brick I have rivers but no water I have plains but no grass What am I? a hairy guy XD Nope xD a dry but crack XD Nope xD if its not my mom then i give up xD It's a MAP. A MAP. OMFG I GOT IT RIGHT LOL YAY*facepalm*And no, not hulk:)
    reply about 20 hours