Bedtime Stories arrived on DVD on April 5, 2009. In Bedtime Stories, funnyman Adam Sandler (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan) shares the movie screen with Keri Russell (Waitress), Guy Pearce (Traitor), Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Courtney Cox Arquette (“Friends”) in this touching comic tale of an underdog whose fortune finally changes.
Growing up in his father’s hotel, little Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) always dreamed of the day when he would manage the hotel. When a businessman buys the small hotel, he promises Skeeter’s father that Skeeter will one day manage the property, but over the years, the promise is forgotten.
As a handyman at the hotel his father used to own, Skeeter spends his days changing light bulbs and putting up with the insults of the hotel’s smarmy manager (Guy Pearce) who is engaged to the hotel owner’s beautiful, hard-partying daughter, Violet (Theresa Palmer). Skeeter has a small crush on Violet, but it is the hotel he really loves.
When Skeeter’s sister Wendy (Courteney Cox) asks him to babysit her kids for a week while she’s out of town, Skeeter must come up with ways to entertain the niece and nephew he barely knows in a home where television and junk food are not allowed. Remembering the stories his own father used to tell him, Skeeter begins to tell the children bedtime stories about an underdog – sometimes a cowboy, sometimes a space character, sometimes in ancient Greece – but always overlooked again and again at work and by women. The first nightly tale is boring until the kids decide to insert some interesting touches of their own. When Skeeter experience some of the outlandish additions the children made to his story in real life, he begins to try to use the stories to improve his lot in life, but the kids’ unexpected contributions to each tale makes Skeeter’s life go in unexpected directions. For much more about the movie including specs, visit the sources listed below.