This movie is super entertaining. I honestly don't understand why some people don't like it. Adam Sandler and everyone else in this movie were great. Adam Sandler can definitely act in any kind of movie he chooses to, he's a great actor. I recommend everyone who is a fan of comedies and/or children movies to give this a try. I didn't expect this movie to be this good but I was very very surprised! Disney has done it again, they almost never disappoint. Go out and see this movie with the whole family! But, if its out of theaters make sure to rent it when its available because <more>
this is a great modern family film the whole family will enjoy!
My granddaughter, 11, picked the movie as I am generally a ScFi guy. I have to say that I enjoyed and laughed as much as she did. I didn't see anything hackneyed or clichéd moments lend itself to funny cookie cutter movies, except the role reversal with the waiter thing, but oddly enough, that can happen in real life...the movie moves at a nice brisk pace, making you want a little more depth at certain points such as sibling interaction, but it is about that phase between is Santa real and the real world. And yes Santa is real..No its not a Santa movie..take the kids to it and find out, <more>
enjoy, or vice versa, I recommend it highly. You will not feel leaving the movie ripped off by any means, which not surprisingly happens more often than not. May you all enjoy it as we did.
A First of a Kind.....for Adam Sandler! (by g-bodyl)
I will start this review by saying that this movie is a very good film. It's a movie that the whole family can watch without the younger children picking up anything biased or racist or anything typical of Adam Sandler. This has to be his first film made for children.Sandler plays Skeeter Bronson, an under-appreciated handyman at his father's old hotel. His sister leaves because she is getting laid off. That means Skeeter has to babysit her two children and their wide-eyed guinea pig. When the children and Skeeter decide to tell bedtime stories, the magical world begins to take <more>
over.Well, Adam Sandler did an excellent job. He kept this movie appropriate and he was still funny as he always is. Russell Brand is possibly even funnier than Sandler. Whenever Brand was on the screen, I was cracking up. I also liked Guy Pearce, Richard Griffiths, and Keri Russell.My favorite scenes of this movie are the scenes with the guinea pig. That was absolutely hilarious.I read some reviews on this website and some say that this film is propaganda. That's the lamest piece of bull I have ever heard.Everyone should check this film out especially if you want to see a "clean" Adam Sandler. I rate this film 10/10.
I have never been an Adam Sandler fan as he seemed to be an actor for humor geared towards teens...but I really enjoyed this movie. I took my 4 year old to see it and didn't expect to like it as much as I did. This is THE perfect family movie that is funny and magical and a bit silly. It actually can be enjoyed by all ages in the family...even the teenagers. Sometimes we all need to relax and laugh and imagine. Bedtime Stories does that. I left the theater feeling like I had spent my money well on this movie. I recommended the movie to my teens and other families. Unless you are the <more>
You Don't Mess With The Zohan? I thought it sucked. I'm sorry, I thought it did. It's only A one joke with A one punchline. Like, Did you hear the one about the Israeli assassin that wanted to become a hair dresser? Or, How do hairdressers do it? Why, silky smooth.Half of the movies he makes are either hit or miss. I didn't like Zohan, but I did like Click and Bedtime Stories. I liked the It's A Wonderful Life theme of Click. I kinda liked Splanglish, but it was just an awkward story. Bedtime Stories was just fun from start to finish. Kinda like The Wedding Singer and <more>
50 First Dates.I don't expect deep thoughts or philosophy from Adam Sandler. That's why I still haven't seen Reign Over Me.Bedtime Stories clicked and fired on all cylinders for me.I only wished I'd seen more of Monica Gellar, I mean, Courtney Cox. I'd go see a sequel.
I wasn't expecting much from an Adam Sandler movie. (by mickie-vest)
Let's be honest, he hasn't had much in movies. I gave up on him long ago.Out of sheer lack of other movies to watch that I was interested in seeing I checked out this movie expecting the same terrible movies Sandler has done in the past. I found the trailer interesting enough to give it a look.This movie kept my interest throughout without any wincing/look away embarrassed moments. This is a wonderful movie for the elementary set as well as all those above. No deep thought is needed and the story line is light and fun. This is a movie I would definitely rent for family movie night.
"Bedtime Stories" is NO bedtime story! (by Mihnea_aka_Pitbull)
I was expecting another tacky platitude, similar to the unwatchable "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium", the unacceptable "Night at the Museum", the sugary "Charlotte's Web", and sundry other brainless and uninspired productions of the recent years which seem to bank on the medieval idea that children would be some gullible half-morons willing to swallow even the most awkward smoke-and-shadows games... Well, NO! "Bedtime Stories" is NO bedtime story - it's not meant to put anyone to stuporous sleep, being instead witty, energizing and fully <more>
enjoyable! The script is intelligent, with a solid structure and flexible articulations, and the directing, more than adequate: precise to a point, expressive, spirited and brilliant. In many senses, it reminded me the well-being that I've always been owing to the Zemeckis' "Back to the Future" trilogy: a movie that simply makes you feel full of buoyancy! I hate such politically correct read: efficiently brainwashing labels as "family movies", so I state it clearly: it's a good movie for children of all ages - from 3 to 83!
We went to this movie with my two kids ages 7 and 10, both girls , my Brother-in-law and his wife and their two kids ages six and nine, both boys. We were a bit apprehensive about this due to the poor critics ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. Frankly, the critics gave it abysmal ratings and I almost avoided this entirely because of those ratings. And perhaps they were right. But I know that despite the critics we all enjoyed it greatly. Maybe it was just the mood we were all in or the good meal we just had before the movie but we laughed throughout. Obviously there is no high-brow humor here <more>
or social commentary to be made. It's just a movie who's sole purpose is simply to have fun. Cookie cutter? Perhaps. In fact, in retrospect I'm sure it was. But it was still enjoyable.So if your looking for something more than what you see in the previews, forget it. It isn't happening. This movie makes no pretenses about what it is exactly about: good fun. If your looking for anything other than that, you're going to be disappointed.On the down side, some of the best moments were captured in the previews. While this certainly isn't the first movie to this not the last I'm sure , it always seems to take something away from the experience of watching the movie. But there were plenty of other twists and turns in this movie that helped minimize the effect this had on the overall viewing experience.Overall this movie was a delight for kids both big and small in our group. You'll enjoy it if you watch it with a child's eye...and not those big ones Bugsy has!!!
It is nice to see Adam Sandler rise back from the ashes, after the summers big disaster You Don't Mess The Zohan, it seems these days he can take a hit or a miss in strive.The story centers around Skeeter Adam Sandler , an down on his luck hotel repair man, is asked to babysit his sisters Courtney Cox kids at night, while her friend Keri Russell watches them during the day, while she goes away for a week at a few job interviews. One night before putting them to bed, he decides to tell them a made up depressing story, semi based on his own life, but the kids change it, and make it more <more>
happy. Then the next day, the events described in the made up fantasy, begin to start happening in real life. Is it just a strange case of Deja Vu, or is there something magical in the works?Now imagined if Walter Mitty, fantasies actually start coming true. It's nice to see Adam Sandler not over perform with his comedy for once with his comedy. He has such funny one liners, and delivers them with perfect timing. And he and Keri Russell play off each other well. It's nice to see serious actor Guy Pearse play up against Adam Sandler, and he is also good as Sandlers nemesis. It has great effects also, and great slapstick too. A terrific magical tale for all ages.