Bedtime Stories Kids love Adam Sandler , who has played more than his share of men who would be boys, so a cockeyed kiddie fantasy flick ought… Bedtime Stories Kids love Adam Sandler , who has played more than his share of men who would be boys, so a cockeyed kiddie fantasy flick ought… 2008-12-25 PG PT98M Comedy Kids and Family Sci-fi and Fantasy Adam Sandler Courteney Cox Guy Pearce Keri Russell Walt Disney Pictures
Movie Review

Bedtime Stories (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG
Bedtime Stories | WASTE OF TIME TRAVEL Adam Sandler tries on assorted historical guises in yawn-inducing kiddie fantasy flick Bedtime Stories
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WASTE OF TIME TRAVEL Adam Sandler tries on assorted historical guises in yawn-inducing kiddie fantasy flick Bedtime Stories
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Dec 25, 2008; Rated: PG; Length: 98 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Kids and Family, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Adam Sandler; 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

Originally posted Dec 23, 2008 Published in issue #1029 Jan 09, 2009 Order article reprints
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