Movie Review

Bedtime Stories

Whatever they dream up... he has to survive.
Bedtime Stories Movie Poster

US Release Date: 12-25-2008

Directed by: Adam Shankman


  • Adam Sandler
  • Skeeter Bronson
  • Keri Russell
  • Jill
  • Guy Pearce
  • Kendall
  • Russell Brand
  • Mickey
  • Richard Griffiths
  • Barry Nottingham
  • Teresa Palmer
  • Violet Nottingham
  • Lucy Lawless
  • Aspen
  • Courteney Cox
  • Wendy
  • Jonathan Morgan Heit
  • Patrick
  • Laura Ann Kesling
  • Bobbi
  • Jonathan Pryce
  • Marty Bronson
  • Carmen Electra
  • Hot Girl
  • Rob Schneider
  • Indian
  • Nick Swardson
  • Engineer
Reviewed on: December 26th, 2008
Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is the most sentimental guy in Hollywood. He often chooses the sappiest plots. Bedtime Stories is no exception as it finds Sandler telling stories to his niece and nephew whose additions to his stories come true.

Sandler plays his usual likable loser lug. His father once owned a motel but lost it to bad business practices. Sandler grows up to become the maintenance man at the now fancy high rise hotel that sits on the very spot that his fathers modest motel once stood. He baby sits his sister’s children as she is out of town to find a new job. Of course she is a single parent, this is a Disney movie after all.

His stories are really not all that good. He stars in all of them and anytime the kids interject something into them, it comes to light in some variation in his real life. This allows for some special effects scenes in the stories and some humor in real life. Neither are spectacular. This movie survives more on heart warming (luke warm) than actual hilariousness.

My favorite jokes were when Sandler made fun of his sister’s health food or his girlfriends liberal habits. None of the kids eat his sisters food at the birthday party. His girlfriend is amazed that he can tell she drives a Prius shortly after talking to her.

Bedtime Stories is very light weight fun. Think of it as a gum ball. It is brightly colored, briefly sweet, a bit laborious to get through and ultimately disposable.