Parents' Guide to

Bedtime Stories

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sandler tames his jokes for family-friendly fantasy flick.

Movie PG 2008 100 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 56 parent reviews

age 16+

Too much skin

I should have known that it would be a typical Adam Sandler movie. I figured since it was PG there would be less sexual references. However, that was not the case. It was basically a movie about Sandler trying to get the hot girl half his age but ending up with a more grounded pretty girl, with the actual plot thrown in here and there for good measure. It was my fault for not looking into it, but I would not recommend this movie for kids.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 2+


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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (56):
Kids say (69):

After a long list of crude movies that have kept Sandler secure in his reign as the king of drunken-frat boy comedies, this is his first real family film, and it's pleasant enough. (His 2002 Hanukkah comedy Eight Crazy Nights is animated, but it's not for kids.) Though not particularly original, it's sure to crack up the kiddies (what other purpose does the bug-eyed guinea pig have?). And die-hard Sandler fans will even find a few of his signature touches -- his goofy scat-talking, a beautiful blond to ogle (Teresa Palmer), a silly sidekick (a scene-stealing Russell Brand), and even a Rob Schneider cameo.

That said, as a fantasy comedy, BEDTIME STORIES falls far short of a family classic. Cute? Yes. But memorable? Not really. It's no Princess Bride. What is remarkable is that, stripped of all his graphic humor, Sandler is capable of starring in a comedy that's appropriate for even young kids. And utlimately, it's hard not to be charmed by the message that you should never stop trying to make your dreams a reality.

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