Bedtime Stories

Last Updated on: May 31st, 2024

Bedtime Stories (2008 Movie)

“Bedtime Stories” is a family comedy-fantasy film released in 2008, directed by Adam Shankman. The movie stars Adam Sandler in the lead role and features a talented ensemble cast, including Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Teresa Palmer, Russell Brand, and Richard Griffiths.

The story follows Skeeter Bronson (played by Adam Sandler), a down-on-his-luck hotel maintenance man who dreams of running his own hotel. Skeeter’s life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers that the bedtime stories he tells to his niece and nephew, Patrick (played by Jonathan Morgan Heit) and Bobbi (played by Laura Ann Kesling), start to come true in real life.

Each time Skeeter tells a bedtime story, the events from the stories begin to happen in the real world the next day. At first, Skeeter uses this newfound power for personal gain, hoping to improve his career and win the affection of his friend and co-worker Jill (played by Keri Russell).

However, as the stories become more fantastical and unpredictable, Skeeter learns that his actions have unintended consequences. He realizes that the key to shaping the stories lies in embracing the power of imagination, positivity, and kindness.

As the stories continue to unfold, Skeeter embarks on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth, learning valuable lessons about family, friendship, and the importance of being true to oneself.

“Bedtime Stories” combines humor, fantasy, and heartwarming moments to create an enjoyable family-friendly film. The movie showcases the power of storytelling and the magic that can be found in everyday life.

The film received mixed reviews from critics but was well-received by audiences, particularly families and children. Adam Sandler’s performance as the lovable and endearing Skeeter Bronson was praised, and the special effects that brought the bedtime stories to life added to the film’s charm.

“Bedtime Stories” is a feel-good and entertaining movie that emphasizes the power of imagination and the impact of positive thinking. It offers a delightful mix of fantasy and reality and conveys the message that dreams can come true when we believe in ourselves and the power of storytelling. It remains a popular choice for family movie nights and appeals to audiences of all ages.

Fun Facts

  • “Bedtime Stories” stars Adam Sandler as the main character, Skeeter Bronson, who tells bedtime stories to his niece and nephew. The twist is that the stories begin to come true in his real life, leading to unpredictable and humorous adventures.
  • The film features an imaginative and whimsical blend of fantasy and comedy. It combines elements of classic bedtime stories, such as medieval knights and space adventures, with Sandler’s signature humor, creating a family-friendly and entertaining experience.
  • One of the notable aspects of “Bedtime Stories” is its supporting cast, which includes Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, and Russell Brand. The film’s ensemble cast adds to the comedic and heartwarming moments throughout the story.

Additional Details

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  • Year Released: 2008
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $212.9 million
  • IMDB Link


Key Cast Members:

  • Adam Sandler: Skeeter Bronson
  • Thomas Hoffman: Young Skeeter
  • Keri Russell: Jill Hastings
  • Guy Pearce: Kendall Duncan
  • Courteney Cox: Wendy Bronson
  • Abigail Droeger: Young Wendy
  • Russell Brand: Mickey
  • Richard Griffiths: Barry Nottingham
  • Teresa Palmer: Violet Nottingham
  • Lucy Lawless: Aspen
  • Jonathan Morgan Heit: Patrick
  • Laura Ann Kesling: Bobbi
  • Jonathan Pryce: Marty Bronson
  • Annalise Basso: Tricia Sparks
  • Nick Swardson: Engineer
  • Aisha Tyler: Donna Hynde
  • Allen Covert: Ferrari Guy
  • Blake Clark: Biker
  • Kathryn Joosten: Mrs. Dixon
  • Mikey Post: Angry Dwarf
  • Rob Schneider: Indian Chief/The Robber
  • Arne Starr: Nottingham Employee/Senator/Cowboy/Spaceman
  • Jonathan Loughran: Party Guest
  • Heather Morris: Cat Dancer
  • Horse: Red Horse


  • Director: Adam Shankman
  • Producer: Adam Sandler, Andrew Gunn and Jack Giarraputo
  • Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams

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