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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review of film: “BEDTIME STORIES” – A tendency to almost put you to SLEEP

Review of film:  BEDTIME STORIES   A tendency to almost put you to SLEEP =     
                          [ Rating:  6 of 10 stars ]
Date Rated: Dec 19, 2008 | Rel. Date: Dec 25, 2008
(Per an advance preview:) Some fantasy movies (such as “ENCHANTED”) are constructed to be strongly entertaining to both kids and adults; to me, “BEDTIME STORIES” is NOT one of those...

...  ADAM SANDLER stars as a hotel worker who -- along with his sister’s co-worker friend (KERI RUSSELL)-- is asked to care for his seldom-seen niece & nephew. He has co-workers who are friendly (such as RUSSELL BRAND) & not friendly (GUY PEARCE) as he tries to get a better job...
...  Sandler’s character is not slapstick, but seems to exist indecisively between being silly and semi-grounded in reality...

...  The idea of his telling the kids some Bedtime Stories (which later start to actually HAPPEN to him) is a good concept, but, the periodic creativity is derailed by a lot of sadly WEAK writing...

...  There were just MILD laughs (almost all from KIDS) to this decently acted film; but, when the only hearty laugh is caused by sound effects concerning a guinea pig, you’ve got a DISAPPOINTING movie. Add 1 star if it's being viewed by KIDS only.

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