Thursday, December 25, 2008
"Bedtime Stories" (opening December 25 throughout San Diego) is an excellent movie. It's the kind of movie where you can have a family outing and everyone can enjoy the film. It is about this guy who owns a hotel and sells it to another guy named Naughtingham under one condition: his son is to run the hotel when he is older. Little does he know that his son Skeeter (Adam Sandler) would be running repairs instead of the actual hotel. Some years later when Skeeter and his sister are fully grown and his sister has two children, Skeeter is asked to babysit his niece and nephew. They have been deprived of almost everything that makes life fun by their mother and it is up to Skeeter to correct that. He feeds them junk food and lets them watch TV. They have a pet guinea pig with ridiculously huge eyes that seems to be the main point of almost all the jokes. When the first night is coming to a close Skeeter decides that he should tell the kids a good story to finish the day. He comes up with a story that basically narrates his own life and how it is going down hill. The kids chime in every now and then with their own little twists, like having it rain gumballs or that he will save a damsel in distress. Skeeter soon finds out that everything that the children say will come true. He has all sorts of fun with this like trying to get himself a bright red Ferrari for free but because they don't say so, it never happens. Unfortunately Skeeter's boss is going to tear down the kid's elementary school to build his new hotel. So Skeeter tries to get the kids to help him with his ideas to save the day.
I loved "Bedtime Stories" (rated PG-13 for some mild rude humor and mild language). I thought it was cute and funny. Usually Adam Sandler bugs me and I don't find him very funny. Most of his jokes are usually distasteful and inappropriate. But because this is a Disney movie all jokes are made for children and it just turned out to be a good movie. I thought the guinea pig was the funniest part. Seeing an animal with eyes that huge is just hilarious. I definitely recommend this movie to families if they are in desperate need of more quality time together. I know I enjoyed it and from the sounds of the audience so did they.