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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bedtime Stories

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) babysits his estranged niece and nephew for a week, and the bedtime stories he tells them start coming true.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Lucy Lawless, Courteney Cox, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Laura Ann Kesling, Jonathan Pryce, Nick Swardson, Allen Covert, Carmen Electra, Rob Schneider, Aisha Tyler

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. As far as children's fantasies go, this one is rather pleasant. And it's not boring for adults either, so long as those adults don't require too much edge in their entertainment.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Welcome to the softer side of Sandler. But don't worry, Adam Sandler light still comes with a fair amount of jokes that hit.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: The drama in the love story is the one place where the tension isn't quite built up enough to summon much-- well, really, any-- emotion.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Somebody's gonna get slimed! (If you don't know what that means, you're probably older than a Nickelodeon.)

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Nothing too remarkable amongst the human actors, but the computer generated guinea pig with bug eyes is pretty talented.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: With fantasy scenes that range from Greco-Roman Gladiator shows to zero gravity outer space battles, director Adam Shankman gets a chance to show that he can do more with special effects than you'd expect from the director of Bringing Down the House and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Although the CG shot where the camera POV enters the Roman Colosseum is so vivacious that I almost threw up from the velocity.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: While the bedtime stories told are fantastical, the ways in which they come to life and play out in the real world setting are always very plausible, and that's what makes this film imaginative and clever.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review

Reel Advice said...

We did not like it at all honestly.

Either Adam Sandler is getting old for us or maybe Adam Sandler jokes just don't mix in this type of films.