First Look: Adam Sandler in Holiday Comedy Bedtime Stories
by Alex Billington
August 7, 2008
Disney has revealed the first photo of Adam Sandler in their upcoming holiday comedy Bedtime Stories. In it, Sandler stats as a hotel handyman whose life changes when the lavish bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to magically come true. In addition to Sandler, Guy Pearce, Keri Russell, Courteney Cox, and Dana Goodman all star as well. The film hits theaters on Christmas Day, making it Disney's big holiday comedy. The concept sounds great, I just hope the execution is great as well. Directing is Adam Shankman, of Hairspray last year, and although his previous filmography is quite unimpressive (so much so that I'm not even going to mention it), I'm hoping the script for this was good enough to forget about them and move on. Take a look at the first look photo below and let us know what you think!
An adventure comedy starring Adam Sandler as Skeeter Bronson, a hotel handyman whose life is changed forever when the bedtime stories he tells his niece and nephew start to mysteriously come true. He attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another, but it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter's life upside down.
Bedtime Stories is directed by American filmmaker and long-time choreographer Adam Shankman, of The Wedding Planner, The Pacifier, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, and Hairspray previously. The script was written by Disney newcomer Matt Lopez, who also wrote the script for their upcoming remake of Race to Witch Mountain. Disney is releasing Bedtime Stories in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th.
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
CJD on Aug 7, 2008
Click 2 without the remote? :/ An Adam Sandler family film from Disney. So he won't even be able to use the vulgar 'humor' that he's relied upon for his entire career? Ooook.
kevjohn on Aug 7, 2008
looks good :] Im up for it
Carlos on Aug 7, 2008
I'll give it a chance.
Xerxex on Aug 7, 2008
disney and adam sandler. wow, no rude humor. i'll give it a chance
Darrin on Aug 7, 2008
Hmm, for some reason it does sound pretty good.
Ryan on Aug 7, 2008
cough...cough...lady in the water...cough...
funnytunney on Aug 7, 2008
I love movies like this for some reason. Any movie with gumballs raining from the sky is alright with me. Night at the Museum, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and yeah on a good day I can tolerate Lady in the Water (although I wouldn't consider it in the same genre being that it's fairly un-kid friendly). I'm a bit surprised that Disney is taking a chance with Adam Sandler, but he's shown that he can be a pretty diverse actor if given the right script. I'm just wondering if parents will see his name on the billing and assume it's going to full of his usual subversive humor. I hope this is as kid friendly as it sounds because if it is, Disney may have a pretty big hit on their hands, and Adam Sandler can forget about Zohan and add another good movie to his list.
ImaginaryVisionary on Aug 7, 2008
Skittles should sue..I think this movie stole their commercial idea about skittles raining from the sky..well, better that than frogs like in Vanilla Sky
CJD on Aug 8, 2008
hmmm this or the spirit...the spirit
LeeMan on Aug 8, 2008
I like Adam Sandler and his comedy-romance movies. Although he prooved us that he could play succesfully in a drama, too by Reign Over Me. So i'm kind of looking forward to see this.
Albus on Aug 8, 2008
Im into anything Adam Sandler stars in, Sandler is the man!
Curtis on Aug 8, 2008
Im not a huge fan of Sandler but I really enjoy some of his movies. Cool concept, ill check it out
Rob on Aug 8, 2008
Wow, gumballs raining from the sky is pure genius. As everyone before me said any movie with that kind of concept is sure to be a monster hit. I'll be taking my kiddies to this on Xmas day for sure.
Josh B. on Aug 9, 2008
You know nothing beats a movie that everyone in the family will enjoy. And this movie will introduce hundreds of young movie goers to a person that we adults love so much. I agree with Curtis, Sandler IS the man!
Dave V. on Aug 9, 2008
Anything with russell brand and Adam sandler will be fantastic those two will just fuse off each other cant wait
lauren on Sep 13, 2008
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