Bedtime Stories

Although the film contains a few mildly funny scenes and moments that elicit smiles, it fails to be engaging because it is too formulaic and predictable, the humor is stale and rarely works, and the characters are flat. Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, and Courteney Cox give forgettable performances, but that has more to do with the material they have to work with than with the acting itself; the most memorable character in the movie is Barry Nottingham, who is played by Richard Griffiths.