Sandler and no script make this a nightmare
By Rick Bentley | MCT
December 25, 2008
If you look closely at Bedtime Stories, it's almost possible to see how the
cast and crew made up the movie as the shoot progressed. There's certainly
no evidence of a script. It's just a series of nonsensical events
sporadically anchored by reality.
Maybe if the movie were funny, no one would notice the lack of direction.
Adam Sandler plays a hotel handyman who discovers that elements of the
bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew are coming true the following
day, and decides to use this gift to get his dream job.
Director Adam Shankman should stick to musicals like Hairspray, a format
that allows him to take the action over the top without looking stupid. But
Shankman didn't make this mess on his own. Sandler, for example, makes room
in the movie for buddy Rob Schneider, whose portrayal of a American Indian
is the most offensive since F Troop was on the air in the 1960s.
If nothing else, Bedtime Stories lives up to its name. It can certainly put
you to sleep.
? Bedtime Stories 85 min. Rated PG: Mild language