Bedtime Stories

What if the stories you told came to life?


Bedtime Stories
A handyman working at a hotel has ambitions to manage the new complex being built. However his boss prefers someone else. He then has to look after his niece and nephew while their mom is away. He tells them bedtime stories, which surprisingly come true the next day. He figures he can use this effect to get the job he wants, but some things just don't want to turn out right...

98 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Family, Fantasy.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Lucy Lawless, Courtney Cox
Director
Alan Shankman
ScreenplayMatt Lopez, Tim Herlihy
MusicRupert Gregson-Williams
CinematographyMichael Barrett
EditingTom Costain, Michael Tronick
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2008
Produced byGunn Films, Happy Madison Productions, Offspring Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFantasy, comedy
LanguageVery mild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceVery mild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsLight family comedy
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
2


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
Die Burger
Jacques Liebenberg
5
Cape Times
Terri Dunbar-Curran
10
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal
5
The Citizen
Annette Bayne quote iconThis is a light-hearted children's film and younger children will probably enjoy the adventure and the comedy, but generally one is left feeling a little let down at the end.
12
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconAdam Sandler plays yet another emotionally stunted cretin in this tedious fable about a loser who tells magical stories.
5
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe first PG family comedy starring Adam Sandler.
13
eye Weekly
Nick Flanagan quote iconBedtime Stories isn’t quite enough for adults to bother with unless accompanied by kids, but the CGI hamster is less irritating than I thought it would be, and the vehicle creeps by on silliness and charm.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconSortage of wit and the excess of goo.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIf there's one lone positive thing I can say about the film, it's that it will make you want to rush out and see The Princess Bride once again to prove that filmmakers can make smart, funny and engaging movies about imaginative bedtime stories.
4
Metacritic.com
26 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
92 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThough it may earns some chuckles from pre-teens, this kid-friendly Adam Sandler comedy is uneven, poorly paced, and lacks the requisite whimsy to truly work.
5

What the People say

Internet
4988 Netizens quote iconIt woke me up.
13

Average .. 39%

8




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