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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Watching on Wednesday: Bedtime Stories

Title: Bedtime Stories
Type: Movie
Age Group: Youth +
Release Year: 2008
My Rating: 4.5/5

Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) is your maintenance guy at a luxury hotel. Originally, the hotel belonged to his father until it went bankrupt. It was then sold off to Mr. Nottingham (Richard Griffiths) in agreement to let Skeeter become the manager when he was old enough. Except this never happened as he promptly appoints snotty Kendall (Guy Pearce) the position instead. How unfortunate for Skeeter who has been waiting FOR so long for his time to come.

Sister Wendy (Courtney Cox) requests for him to watch over her two young kids as she go for a job interview in Arizona. Her friend Jill (Keri Russell) will be watching over them during the day time while Skeeter takes the night shift.

On the first night together with the kids, Skeeter decides to tell them a bedtime story. With the help of the kids, they create a fun tale of fantasy. The next day, Skeeter realizes that the stories are coming true! Using the power to make the impossible possible, will all of Skeeter's wishes come true?

I definitely think this is one of Adam Sandler's best movies, along with Click. Personally, I am not very fond of his adult-geared comedy movies because of the crude and lame jokes. But for the family-oriented ones, I think he does spectacularly well. They are more emotional with some moral behind it. I'm not the moral-type girl, but I can't help but love the heart-felting films that Sandler stars in.

Bedtime Stories is full of fun with all the right moments. It is a movie where the entire family can settle down and enjoy with some popcorn. There is a bit of romance, but it is clean so the kids do not have to turn a blind eye (come on, it's Disney!). I simply adore seeing how the stories weave itself into reality. Of course nothing like mermaids will come to life but somehow, everything will interconnect. Skeeter is his own character in the story he tells so you will see Sandler taking on different roles, from cowboy to a galatic being.

I know this is a movie I will pull out to watch again later in the future. If you are looking for something that has nothing to do with sex, drugs, profanity, and etc. for once, check out Bedtime Stories. I promise, you won't dislike it at all. (Unless you can't stand Disney).

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wdebo said...

I want to watch this one soo badly!! And yes, I think Click is one of his better ones too, and adult-generated jokes, oh yuck so lame :S

Wdebo :)

Diana Dang said...

Click is such a sad movie! But I love it!

The Book Resort said...

Now, I will be watching this. I was on the fence to grab it right away, but will PPV it. Thanks, Diana!

Diana Dang said...

No prob! Hope you like!