Often, it is contrived and over the top. The stakes are not high enough, so the plot gets lost about halfway through the movie. Much of the movie is preoccupied with curvaceous women in low-cut dresses and swimsuits, as well as gross humor, some foul language and some sexual innuendo.
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When Skeeter Bronson Adam Sandler is asked to baby-sit his niece and nephew, he amuses the pair by telling Bedtime Stories. The kids are happy to add their own flourishes too. But when his fantastic fables start to happen in real life, Skeeter tries to find a way to benefit from this strange phenomenon. Why is Bedtime Stories rated PG? Run Time: 99 minutes. But now the divorced mom needs some family support. Leaving town to look for a job, she asks her brother, a hotel handyman, to take the night shift watching her kids, Bobby Laura Ann Kesling and Patrick Jonathan Morgan Heit while she is away. Unlike his vegan, safety-conscious, politically correct sibling, Skeeter has a more relaxed approach to life and child-care. Picking up his little relatives from their daytime sitter, Jill Keri Russel , he tucks the two tikes under the covers. Then rather than reading the trendy, sanitized fiction his sister left behind, he decides to make up the kind of bedtime story his father Jonathan Pryce used to tell.