Bedtime Stories
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The life of Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman, is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter's life upside down.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It descends into pathos, undermined by an insipid romantic subplot and the usual platitudinous guff about self-belief."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"An innocuous but haphazard family comedy that seems less crafted for children than dreamed up by a team of them."
‑ Dan Kois, Washington Post
"There's nothing fresh in Sandler's role that you haven't seen in almost every movie he's ever done -- the same mumbly, underachiever-schlub notes he's been hitting for years, only taken down a notch for his first PG-rated comedy."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"...ultimately comes off as the most entertaining Adam Sandler comedy to hit theaters since 2004's 50 First Dates..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Given that Sandler's main appeal has always been to the 12-year-old in all of us, it probably makes sense for him to aim his movies directly at that age group."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"The twitchy anxiety that once powered his persona has given way to a doughy anonymity."
‑ Tim Grierson, L.A. Weekly
"For a creative premise, it's downright dispiriting to see such a banal interpretation."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A family-friendly Adam Sandler movie that, even with its strained plot developments, is tame without being lame."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Enjoyable, silly and a wee bit whimsical. It's also treacherously predictable at times, the two leads lack chemistry and it has the token horrible Rob Schneider cameo."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"A big step backward for director Adam Shankman ('Hairspray')."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"After sitting through this fractious fairy tale, we feel as plucked as a Christmas goose."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"It's a delightfully innocent movie that the actor can actually show to his two baby daughters without blushing."
‑ Daniel Getahun, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"If you are forced to attend, then at least Bedtime Stories is tolerable, and occasionally fun -- when it forgets to be dumb."
‑ Andrew Osmond, SFX Magazine
"The real charm of Bedtime Stories is how it works as a family film."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Bedtime Stories lacks the required thrills, imagination, comedy and drama required to be a truly entertaining family film."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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