This is a positively funny film! There is a comment in the story about how special and needed dads are, and this film sure delivers that message in the right way. The story is well crafted and genuinely funny. Madison Pettis, the young nine-year-old actress who plays Peyton James, is terrific in her role as Joe Kingman’s daughter. Joe doesn’t do well with bedtime stories in the beginning. In fact, his version of the Big Bad Wolf is quite truncated and funny. He is self-centered at the start of the story, but his daughter begins to win his heart, piece by piece. The humorous journey includes Joe doing a commercial after having eaten a cookie baked with cinnamon, an ingredient he is allergic to. His difficulty in speaking the words is hilarious.
This is a Disney film made in their trademark style; one the entire family can enjoy from ages five to seventy five! In fact, a lady in the audience in her seventies laughed so hard at some of the physical comedy it added to my enjoyment of the film. Some of the physical comedy in the picture includes a bubble bath gone awry. There are some minor content comments listed below, but we award this entertaining family film five doves. Be careful when you see it because the little girl just might steal your heart.