Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler a Fun Comedy Movie

Bedtime Stories

  • Rating PG
  • Director: Adam Shankman (Hairspray 2007)
  • Release: December 25, 2008
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Studio: Walt Disney
  • Rating: PG
  • Gayle’s Rating: B

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories is a movie the family can see without the parents feeling nervous. Where Marley & Me failed to deliver as a comedy Bedtime Stories packs a punch. There are some innuendos and a little bit of foul language. Otherwise, this film sticks closely with the PG rating.

It was nice to see the actors do so well in their roles and with each other. Adam Sandler definitely outdid himself on this one! Courteney Cox was believable as a school principal. Both Laura Ann Kesling and Jonathan Morgan Heit were adorable.

Bedtime Stories was fun to watch. At a few points in the movie even the kids in the audience cheered individually. The audience laughed at several appropriate times during the film. As people exited the theater the mood was upbeat and light (as you would expect from a comedy). Kids especially will like it.

A couple of times the Bedtime Stories plot drags. Adults will find some of the lines to be predictable. The humor is silly but works for kids. Parts of the movie (such as Sandler getting kicked) don’t seem to fit. But, it is a film about kids using their imagination for a bedtime story. Anyone who has ever told a story to a kid will know that what kids say doesn’t always fit the story. For the most part the plot flowed with logical order even though it was written to be over the top.

This is not a film you have to think about or analyze. It’s a pretty good comedy and a fun 100 minutes. It is not thought provoking or deep.

If you get the chance, go see Bedtime Stories.

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