Bedtime Stories

Theatrical Release: December 25, 2008
DVD Release: April 7, 2009
Bedtime Stories


An adventure comedy starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it’s the kids’ unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter’s life upside down.

Dove Review

This is an imaginative movie, one the kids will love. The parents will find themselves grinning and laughing too. Adam Sandler, in quite a departure, becomes a nurturing uncle to his niece and nephew when their mother loses her job and travels to another state to attempt to secure employment. Not that Uncle Skeeter (Sandler) is perfect, but his heart is in the right place.

He tells the kids bedtime stories and soon finds the parts they included in helping to tell the stories literally come to pass. He does encourage them to come up with some endings which are to his liking, but some surprises hit him between the eyes and some of them, though not all, are quite welcome.

This film has a little bit of everything including humor, romance, a good guy and a villain, and character growth. It’s a fun way to spend just under two hours. We are pleased to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by couple.
Language: Bloody-1; Stupid-1; G/OMG-4; Butt-1; a couple of jokes about a character named "Buttkiss"; Sucker-1
Violence: A goblin is kicked; a cowboy is kicked; ray guns are used in a fantasy sequence; a sign falls on car; a character in a fantasy sequence falls from chariot.
Drugs: Drinking of wine and champagne; a woman is accused of stealing drinks from a mini bar.
Nudity: Cleavage; bathing suits and bikinis briefly seen.
Other: A character's wallet is stolen; a man picks nose; small animal flatulence.


Company: Disney
Writer: Matt Lopez and Tim Herlihy
Director: Adam Shankman
Producer: Jack Giarraputo
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter