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Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Movie
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In Theatres: 
Dec 25, 2008
Grade:
C
Running Time: 
95 Minutes

Skeeter Bronson has just discovered that his niece and nephew have the ability to turn the bedtime stories he tells them at night into reality. Its just the thing he needs to win the head job at the hotel he works for but will the magic work for him or against him?

Sandler and Disney reach into the most dumbed down aspects of children’s comedy to bring about laughter and entertainment but with the formulaic Sandler style at the forefront the story tends to suffer. Sure the kids will laugh at bodily harm, fart jokes, and boogers but is there any real substance in the film that’s going to make parents feel good about paying the price of admission? Personally I don’t think so. The comedy involved in the film is far from anything new and watching Sandler acting like a guy trying to act like a child is presumably the best he can do, combining every stale joke from all of his other characters into one movie. Its obvious he’s out of touch with kids as well as adults after viewing his last adult outing Zohan, which was by far one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. While Bedtime Stories does have some redeeming qualities to it its still very far from being a good film. The only real shining light in the whole film is shamed British comedian Russell Brand whose comedic timing and funnyman charm makes his scenes show stealing.

 

AJ Garcia
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