Bedtime Stories

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Sandler tames his jokes for family-friendly fantasy flick.

PG 2008 100 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 58 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 69 reviews

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age 2+

LOVE IT!!!

Great movie, my daughter Ellsda (2 years) loved it, me and my husband have watched this loads of times, one can never get bored of it. Although, it does have some sex which my son, Hector, (5 years old) got bored of very quickly.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 13+

Crude and littered with offensive stereotypes

My daughters aged 10 and 12 laughed but I cringed and wished they hadn't seen it...I don't mind that its full of sexual innuendo, but: there are repeated suggestions that "hot" girls might reward heroic behaviour with a kiss, two "angry dwarf" scenes are charmless, a white actor painted up as a red Indian chief in headdress makes fun of native American stereotypes, I don't think there was a single black or brown person in the whole movie, the women were helpless and ineffective and there was a theme of nepotism and caste system.

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