I had heard of Bedtime Stories for a few years now. I originally passed on the movie as I wasn’t sure what it was even about. I knew Adam Sandler was in the movie but that was about it. One of my nieces said it was her “favorite movie” so that gave me the motivation to see it.
The story begins in the early 1970’s as Marty Bronson promises his son Skeeter that he will eventually be the manager of the family motel. Soon later, we see Marty forced to sell the business to some rich tycoon who makes a semi-true promise to hire Skeeter as general manager one day if he proves himself worthy.
Decades later, Skeeter does work for the hotel, but not as the general manager but as the maintenance man. His snooty coworker is promised the job he wants which upsets him. He also is tasked by his sister for a favor.
Skeeter is asked to babysit his niece and nephew for a few weeks. At first, they have a hard time bonding together. But eventually they start telling stories. Skeeter finds it bizarre when these stories come true… somewhat the next day. Knowing the power of these stories, he might use it to his advantage.
Overall Bedtime Stories is a decent yet underwhelming film. It is odd to see Adam Sandler on his “best behavior” since this is technically a kids movie. But I did enjoy seeing a lot of actors I recognized from other films.