Bedtime Stories is a 2008 American fantasy comedy film directed by Adam Shankman and written by Matt Lopez and Tim Herlihy. It stars Adam Sandler in his first appearance in a family-oriented film alongside Keri Russell, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Laura Ann Kesling, Guy Pearce, Aisha Tyler, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Lucy Lawless and Courteney Cox. Sandler’s production company Happy Madison and Andrew Gunn’s company Gunn Films co-produced the film with Walt Disney Pictures.
The film was theatrically released on December 25, 2008 by Walt Disney Pictures. Despite receiving generally negative reviews from critics, it was a box office success after earning $212.9 million against an $80 million budget.
- Starring : Keri Russell / Guy Pearce
- Genre : Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Romance
- Country : United States
- Language : English
- Director : Adam Shankman
- Production : Walt Disney Pictures / Happy Madison Productions / Gunn Films / Offspring Entertainment
- Distributor : Audio Visual Enterprises / Columbia Pictures / Falcon / Forum Film / Forum Hungary / Saturn Enternainment / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR) / Audio Visual Entertainment / BBC Two / Disney Channel / Film1 / Gativideo / Moviemax Family / Net5 / SBS6 / Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Bedtime Stories movie
Bedtime Stories release date
- December 24, 2008 : Switzerland (French speaking region)
- December 24, 2008 : Switzerland (German speaking region)
- December 24, 2008 : France
- December 25, 2008 : Germany
- December 25, 2008 : Israel
- December 25, 2008 : Singapore
- December 25, 2008 : USA
- December 26, 2008 : Australia
- December 26, 2008 : UK
- December 26, 2008 : Ireland
- January 8, 2009 : Philippines
- February 18, 2009 : Sweden
- March 1, 2009 : Japan (Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival)
- March 6, 2009 : Spain
- March 20, 2009 : Japan
Bedtime Stories cast
- Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson
- Keri Russell as Jill
- Guy Pearce as Kendall
- Russell Brand as Mickey
- Richard Griffiths as Barry Nottingham
- Teresa Palmer as Violet Nottingham
- Lucy Lawless as Aspen
- Courteney Cox as Wendy
- Jonathan Morgan Heit as Patrick
- Laura Ann Kesling as Bobbi
- Jonathan Pryce as Marty Bronson
- Nick Swardson as Engineer
- Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. Dixon
- Allen Covert as Ferrari Guy
- Carmen Electra as Hot Girl
As a child, Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) was promised by his father Marty (Jonathan Pryce) that he would be the manager of the family hotel. 25 years later, it has been bought by the chain Nottingham Hotels and Skeeter is stuck as its maintenance man. The new manager Barry Nottingham (Richard Griffiths) plans to build a new hotel and appoints another man, the snotty Kendall Duncan (Guy Pearce) to become the manager, simply because Duncan is dating his daughter, Violet (Teresa Palmer).
Skeeter’s sister Wendy (Courteney Cox) asks him to watch her kids, Patrick and Bobbi, because the school at which she is the principal is being closed and she is looking for a job in Arizona. The first night, Skeeter tells a bedtime story, in which the an underdog peasant is passed over for promotion. The kids add that he gets the promotion, and that it starts raining gumballs. The next day, the entire story miraculously comes true: Nottingham gives Skeeter a shot at the manager position, and on his way home, gumballs rain on him from a truck crash on an overpass.
The next night, at the hotel, he tells another story in which he is given a Ferrari, but it does not come true. He saves Violet from an obnoxious paparazzi and spots a Ferrari car, but Violet drives away with it. Skeeter realizes that only the kids’ additions to the stories come true.
The night after that, he tells them about a Greek chariot-riding stuntman, and the next day he ends up falling for his sister’s friend and colleague Jill (Keri Russell). On the last night with the kids, he tells them a story in which he triumphs over Kendall, but the kids add that someone kills him with a fireball. He learns from Kendall that the new Nottingham Hotel will be at the location of the closing school. Skeeter wins the manager position, but Nottingham fires him for his paranoid antics protecting himself from fire. He gets the hotel moved to Santa Monica, and then with Jill is able to avert the demolition, saving the school and his nephew and niece.
Some time later, Skeeter marries Jill and establishes a motel named after his late father. Kendall and his accomplice Aspen (Lucy Lawless) are demoted to the motel’s waiting staff. Violet marries Skeeter’s best friend Mickey (Russell Brand), giving him control of the Nottingham Empire, becoming the ninth richest man alive. In the meantime, Nottingham quits hotel management to become a school nurse and newlywed Skeeter and Jill have a baby.
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