Bedtime Stories (PG)

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Time Out rating:

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Time Out says

Tue Dec 16 2008

Audiences know what they’re getting with the annual Big Disney Christmas Movie: heroic kids, evil adults, and a bumbling hero caught somewhere in between. This year’s chump is Adam Sandler, essaying his usual bipolar man-child schtick as Skeeter Bronson, the handyman at a grand hotel built on the site of the Mom ’n’ Pop motel where he grew up, who is nonplussed when the tales he concocts for his niece and nephew begin to have eerie parallels in real life.

‘Bedtime Stories’ starts well, with Sandler’s naturally acerbic persona and wilfully erratic turns from Guy Pearce and Russell Brand  serving to offset the script’s more schmaltzy moments. But it descends into pathos, undermined by an insipid romantic subplot and the usual platitudinous guff about self-belief. Insult is added to injury by a series of reactionary, misinformed anti-eco gags and a distressing but inevitable cameo from Rob Schneider as a Native American.
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PG

UK release:

Fri Dec 19, 2008

Duration:

98 mins

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Mike

As usual Adam Shankman (is this mame for real?!) doesn't know what the public wants ot likes and speaks only high-brow twaddle. The whole family (2 kids, one friend, plus mum and dad) loved it. So there!!!!!!

Mike

As usual Adam Shankman (is this mame for real?!) doesn't know what the public wants ot likes and speaks only high-brow twaddle. The whole family (2 kids, one friend, plus mum and dad) loved it. So there!!!!!!

Raccoongirl

Thought the film was terrible. So slow and boring. But what else can you expect from Disney? Better just watching some fantastic Beatles films and anime.

Raccoongirl

Thought the film was terrible. So slow and boring. But what else can you expect from Disney? Better just watching some fantastic Beatles films and anime.

Scarlett

I thought thay the film was great and i dont think that it should have a 2 satar ratingt !!!!!

Scarlett

I thought thay the film was great and i dont think that it should have a 2 satar ratingt !!!!!

Roy

weak predictable and withan extremely poor performance from Brand who's so painfully unfunny to watch in this I'll be missigneverything else he's in from here on out. Inkheart for all it's flawrs is a better treatment of a similar idea

Roy

weak predictable and withan extremely poor performance from Brand who's so painfully unfunny to watch in this I'll be missigneverything else he's in from here on out. Inkheart for all it's flawrs is a better treatment of a similar idea

Forest Line Reviews

This movie combines a fairy tale, a romanceand a child-friendly comedy all intyo one great ball of fun. Fun for the whole family. Forest Line Reviews Must-See

Forest Line Reviews

This movie combines a fairy tale, a romanceand a child-friendly comedy all intyo one great ball of fun. Fun for the whole family. Forest Line Reviews Must-See

Russell

It's a funny film, Sandler and Brand do the child safe version of their schtick, so it's unsubtle and a little crude... but it's a funny film.

Russell

It's a funny film, Sandler and Brand do the child safe version of their schtick, so it's unsubtle and a little crude... but it's a funny film.

Faith+shez

its was amazingg seen it 9 times now!! brilliat, superb, unbelievable , outstanding wouldnt like to see it again ;)

Faith+shez

its was amazingg seen it 9 times now!! brilliat, superb, unbelievable , outstanding wouldnt like to see it again ;)

laura

I am watching the movie with my friends on sunday 18th of january in the cinema and it sounds absolutely great love laura xxx

laura

I am watching the movie with my friends on sunday 18th of january in the cinema and it sounds absolutely great love laura xxx

Hemingway

B-O-R-I-N-G Don't listen to the mavericks who claim this movie is good. They're probably the kind who would rave about Ed Wood or Uwe Boll!!!! My best friend and I love to laugh - and tihs is the FIRST movie where there's NONE to have!! For salvaging a little (and thats a very precious little) for your 10 bucks , you might want to snicker a bit whenever they show the hamster..but the director seemed to know he was making a ho-hum..and throws in the hamster every few minutes which makes even THAT seem dull after a few minutes!! You wont laugh, you wont cry, you wont feel ANYTHING watching this dull and insipid excuse for a motion picture. Stay away !!!

Hemingway

B-O-R-I-N-G Don't listen to the mavericks who claim this movie is good. They're probably the kind who would rave about Ed Wood or Uwe Boll!!!! My best friend and I love to laugh - and tihs is the FIRST movie where there's NONE to have!! For salvaging a little (and thats a very precious little) for your 10 bucks , you might want to snicker a bit whenever they show the hamster..but the director seemed to know he was making a ho-hum..and throws in the hamster every few minutes which makes even THAT seem dull after a few minutes!! You wont laugh, you wont cry, you wont feel ANYTHING watching this dull and insipid excuse for a motion picture. Stay away !!!

goggy

I thought it was a very funny movie and is suted for all ages love the way they made it into a fairy tale but not like enchantedi loved it and so have all the people i know who have as well.

goggy

I thought it was a very funny movie and is suted for all ages love the way they made it into a fairy tale but not like enchantedi loved it and so have all the people i know who have as well.

Pasta

I watched Inkheart before Bedtime Stories, and was really impressed. However, when I went to watch Bedtime Stories it wasn't my cup of tea. The cinema was packed with teenagers, children and families. It started off really well, with Skeeter looking after his nephew and niece, but as it gradually progressed I started to get bored. The only good thing about this Bedtime Stories was the cute little guinea pig called Bugsy. If I were you I'd see Inkheart rather than this.

Pasta

I watched Inkheart before Bedtime Stories, and was really impressed. However, when I went to watch Bedtime Stories it wasn't my cup of tea. The cinema was packed with teenagers, children and families. It started off really well, with Skeeter looking after his nephew and niece, but as it gradually progressed I started to get bored. The only good thing about this Bedtime Stories was the cute little guinea pig called Bugsy. If I were you I'd see Inkheart rather than this.

usman khawaja

the best thing about this is a cute little guinea pig -which every dumbo in the movie calls a rat- sandler almost put me to sleep in this total loss , it is pulpy -tasteless -forty something lullaby which is meant for family comedy and becomes the most self indulgent retro crap of monty python series all put in one .except there is not a single laugh in this story -if you ignore the wide eyed guinea pig - who looked just as amazed with his wide eyed wonder at how come this ever got made , stay home and go to bed

usman khawaja

the best thing about this is a cute little guinea pig -which every dumbo in the movie calls a rat- sandler almost put me to sleep in this total loss , it is pulpy -tasteless -forty something lullaby which is meant for family comedy and becomes the most self indulgent retro crap of monty python series all put in one .except there is not a single laugh in this story -if you ignore the wide eyed guinea pig - who looked just as amazed with his wide eyed wonder at how come this ever got made , stay home and go to bed

jade

i am going to see this film and i am very i would say to everyone that it is a great film because my mate said it is fantastic and it is hard to empress her so good for that

jade

i am going to see this film and i am very i would say to everyone that it is a great film because my mate said it is fantastic and it is hard to empress her so good for that

Victoria

I wasn't really impressed. I thought it was going to be excellent like they said in the newspapers, but when I came out of the cinema I wasn't impressed. I much prefered Inkheart.

Victoria

I wasn't really impressed. I thought it was going to be excellent like they said in the newspapers, but when I came out of the cinema I wasn't impressed. I much prefered Inkheart.

Tim Hill

Yes a genuine 'laugh-out-loud' film ! The quirkyness of Adam Sandler without his regular tendancy to slip into rudeness. Great cameos from his usual friends and the romantic bits were acceptable because the actresses were pretty and could act ! Great to see irreverent pops at eco themes and native americans - silly and non-preachy ! Take the family you can't relax at home with this holiday - take someone else's family too.. you won't feel embarrassed. Sandles clean roks !

Tim Hill

Yes a genuine 'laugh-out-loud' film ! The quirkyness of Adam Sandler without his regular tendancy to slip into rudeness. Great cameos from his usual friends and the romantic bits were acceptable because the actresses were pretty and could act ! Great to see irreverent pops at eco themes and native americans - silly and non-preachy ! Take the family you can't relax at home with this holiday - take someone else's family too.. you won't feel embarrassed. Sandles clean roks !

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