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Bedtime StoriesKids love Adam Sandler, who has played more than his...Bedtime StoriesKids and Family, Comedy, Sci-fi and FantasyPT98MPGKids love Adam Sandler, who has played more than his...2008-12-24Courteney CoxGuy PearceKeri RussellCourteney Cox, Guy Pearce, Keri RussellWalt Disney Pictures
Bedtime Stories

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Bedtime Stories

Genre: Kids and Family, Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy; Starring: Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Guy Pearce, Keri Russell; Director: Adam Shankman; Author: Matt Lopez; Release Date Wide: 12/25/2008; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 98; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures

Kids love Adam Sandler, who has played more than his share of men who would be boys, so a cockeyed kiddie fantasy flick ought to be a natural fit for him. But Bedtime Stories is even worse than his innocuous Hanukkah cartoon, Eight Crazy Nights (2002). It’s a dispirited, galumphing mess in which Sandler, as a hotel handyman who spins out tall tales for his niece and nephew, pictures himself in assorted historical-kitsch guises (doofus medieval peasant, doofus Wild West cowpoke, doofus space warrior, etc.), all of which add up to a soggier sponge cake of a time-trip burlesque than Mel Brooks’ History of the World: Part I. D

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