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Rated PG · 99 minutes · 2008

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Adam Sandler's bad streak continues with his worst movie yet. He plays a hotel handyman aspiring to run his own place who makes up bedtime stories to tell his niece and nephew. A good premise—the stories become reality the following day—holds potential for true movie magic, yet the execution is unfocussed, sloppy and lame. Sandler seems lost, as do Keri Russell and Guy Pearce. Pearce is especially awful in the villain role, a sad turn for a normally reliable actor. The fantasy sequences, including adventures in ancient Greece and in space, are bland and moronic. There's also a token "funny pet," a guinea pig with bug eyes. There are probably about 100 reaction shots featuring the stupid thing. This is easily one of 2008's worst.
Official Site: disney.go.com/disneypictures/bedtimestories
Director: Adam Shankman
Producer: Adam Sandler, Jack Giarraputo, Andrew Gunn, Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot, Garrett Grant and Ann Marie Sanderlin
Cast: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Russell Brand, Richard Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Lucy Lawless, Courteney Cox, Jonathan Heit, Laura Kesling, Jonathan Pryce, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Joosten, Allen Covert and Carmen Electra

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Portland Mercury Screw You, Sandler Bedtime Stories—for all your farting guinea pig needs! by Logan Sachon 12/24/2008

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