When Adam Sandler uses his talents for cuteness (as opposed to, say, Zohan) it can be so good. I've enjoyed watching him work with kids in the past — I can never resist Big Daddy when it's on TV, and I think he shines in the scenes with his tween daughter in Spanglish. Now I'm happy to see him at the center of a new Disney movie that looks completely adorable.
Directed by Hairspray's Adam Shankman, Bedtime Stories is about a handyman who tells his niece and nephew imaginative stories that start to come true. Whatever the kids come up with each evening he has to survive in real life, including a gumball rainstorm and being set on fire. In the recent TV spot for the movie, it looks like a funny, good-natured kids movie and I found myself laughing more than I thought I would. The kids are super cute, and Sandler is a good sport.
Though I may not be in the key demographic for this one, it really does look like a fun movie! Check out the TV spot here and tell me what you think.