Bedtime Stories (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Adam Shankman|
|Produced by||Adam Sandler
|Written by||Matt Lopez
Jonathan Morgan Heit
Laura Ann Kesling
|Narrated by||Jonathan Pryce|
|Music by||Rupert Gregson-Williams|
|Edited by||Tom Costain|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Studios
|Box office||$213 million|
Bedtime Stories is a 2008 American family-fantasy-comedy film directed by Adam Shankman that stars Adam Sandler in his first appearance in a family-oriented film. Sandler's production company Happy Madison and Andrew Gunn's company Gunn Films co-produced the film with Walt Disney Pictures.
Patrick interjects that the story is too predictable and—remembering Skeeter's argument against whimsically happy endings—pointless. Sometime later, Skeeter finds Marty's Motel (named after his late father) while Kendall and his scheming partner, Aspen (Lucy Lawless), are demoted to Skeeter's motel wait staff. In the film's conclusion, Marty Bronson narrates that Barry Nottingham overcame his fear of germs to the degree that he left the hotel business to became a school nurse at Webster Elementary School. His daughter, Violet Nottingham, became the new owner of her father's hotel business and married Mickey, while Skeeter and Jill got married as well and live happily ever after.
- Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a handyman and the protagonist
- Thomas Hoffman as Young Skeeter
- Keri Russell as Jill Hastings, Wendy's friend and Skeeter's love interest
- Guy Pearce as Kendall Duncan, Skeeter's rival and the film's antagonist
- Russell Brand as Mickey, a waiter and Skeeter's best friend
- Richard Griffiths as Barry Nottingham, the owner of Sunny Vista Nottingham and Skeeter's boss
- Teresa Palmer as Violet Nottingham, Barry's daughter and Mickey's girlfriend
- Lucy Lawless as Aspen, Kendall's scheming partner
- Courtney Cox as Wendy Bronson, Skeeter's older sister
- Abigail Droeger as Young Wendy
- Jonathan Morgan Heit as Patrick, Skeeter's nephew
- Laura Ann Kesling as Bobbi, Skeeter's niece
- Jonathan Pryce as Marty Bronson, Skeeter and Wendy's father
- Annalise Basso as Tricia Sparks
- Nick Swardson as Engineer
- Aisha Tyler as Donna Hynde, a zoning commissioner who joins forces with Skeeter to foil Kendall's plot
- Allen Covert as Ferrari Guy
- Blake Clark as Biker
- Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. Dixon
- Mikey Post as Angry Dwarf
- Rob Schneider as Indian Chief/The Robber (Uncredited)
- Arne Starr as Nottingham Employee/Senator/Cowboy/Spaceman (Uncredited)
- Jonathan Loughran as Party Guest
- Heather Morris as Cat Dancer
- Horse as Red Horse
|Film score by Rupert Gregson-Williams|
|Released||December 23, 2008|
|Genre||Soundtrack, film score|
The score to Bedtime Stories was composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams, who recorded his score with the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox. The Journey song "Don't Stop Believin'" is played during the film and during the end credits.
|1.||"The Sunny Vista Motel"||4:15|
|2.||"The Tale of Sir Fixalot"||3:04|
|4.||"The Fat Mouse"||1:54|
|5.||"The Wild West Adventure"||2:15|
|6.||"Rooftop Camp Out"||2:34|
|7.||"The Legend of Skeetacus"||1:57|
|8.||"Almost a Kiss"||1:53|
|11.||"At the Nottingham Broadway Mega Resort" (Performed by Guy Pearce)||1:18|
|12.||"You're Supposed To Be the Good Guy"||3:49|
|14.||"Happily Ever After"||1:07|
The film Bedtime stories has received mixed to negative reviews. As of February 25, 2015 Rotten Tomatoes reported that 25% of critics gave positive reviews based on 108 reviews. Metacritic gave the film a 33/100 approval rating based on 26 reviews.
Slashfilm predicted that Bedtime Stories would open #1 during the December 25–28, 2008 Christmas weekend due to its family appeal and the box office draw of Adam Sandler, but it came at #3 grossing $38 million behind Marley & Me and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. However, during the standard 3-day weekend, it jumped ahead of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ranking #2 behind Marley & Me with $27.4 million. As of February 2009, the film had grossed $110,101,975 in the United States and Canada and $102,772,467 in other countries, totaling $212,874,442 worldwide.
Home media release
The film was released on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on April 7, 2009. The DVD was released as a single disc or a two-disc edition including behind-the-scenes featurette. Commercials advertising the discs feature background music recycled from the film Back to the Future Part III. As of November 1, 2009 the DVD has sold 2,835,662 copies generating $49,409,944 in sales revenue.
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- Box Office Tracking: Bedtime Stories Could Be The Biggest Christmas Day Opening of All-Time. /Film. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
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- Official website
- Bedtime Stories at the Internet Movie Database
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