Adam Sandler is truly the matser of comedy... this little movie is a pure masterpiece!
Marty Bronson (Jonathan Pryce) who raises his son and daughter on his own has to sell his homey motel to clever Barry Nottingham (Richard Griffiths) who promises to make Marty's son manager, when he's grown up and has proven himself. Nottingham pulls down the motel to raise a pricey hotel. Although grown up, Marty's son Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) works as a janitor and general servant, but unlikely as it seems, he still dreams of becoming the manager. When Nottingham announces a brand-new gigantic hotel project, he makes his future son-in-law, base Kendall (Guy Pierce), manager, shattering Skeeter's dream. At the same time Skeeter's sister Wendy (Courtney Cox) has to leave town for a job interview and asks him to alternate looking after her two children Patrick (Jonathan Morgan Heit) and Bobbi (Laura Ann Kesling) with Wendy's responsible-minded colleague Jill (Keri Russell). He doesn't get along with either Jill or the children, but his easy-goingness loosens them all up and once he starts telling his bedtime stories, the children grow fond of him and begin to bring in their ideas about how the stories should go. When the stories turn out to become true in real life, Skeeter tries to manoeuver the stories into a direction which will make his dream come true, too.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Russell Brand, and Jonathan Pryce. Directed by: Adam Shankman
I'm sure fantasy fans will enjoy this movie, as it employs a wonderful sense of imagination... giving you the feel that you are watching a fantasy movie, though perhaps slightly watered down as it's aimed at a family audience.
Storyline: 3 Stars
Pretty typical of any Disney movie... it's got it's charms, imaginative but not alienating.
Graphics: 3 Stars
Graphics are just as much as needed for it's kind of movie, not being all too taxing on the visual department...
Acting: 3 Stars
Acting is relative;y good, and all the cast seemed to fit their possitions quite well.
Adam Sandler: 4 Stars
Adam Sandler did a wonderful job, extremely funny and quite likable, fitting his character very well!
Russell Brand: 4 Stars
Another really well performing actor, Brand did a wonderful job with his sarcasting supporting character
Music: 3 Stars
Nothing special about the music just blended in nicely with the whole setup
Emotions: 3 Stars
Never created as a humanist masterpiece, but as a light family comedy, though there are wonderful points in the movie where we can really relate with the characters' feelings...
Humour: 4 Stars
Extremely funny with some wonderful characters, especially look out for Bugsy the Hamster, absolutely hilarious!
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and trust that you will enjoy it just as much.