|A Parental Review of "Bedtime Stories" for Concerned Parents:|
I was absolutely disgusted by Bedtime Stories, a movie that I had been told by someone whose judgement I (once) trusted, was completely appropriate.
I, however, don’t think that having a character named “Sir Buttkiss”, who “will kiss the butt of anybody” is approriate. Nor do I think that closeups of a horse passing gas, watching someone drop kick a creature (a goblin), watching a dwarf kick the main character, having a grownup tell kids “I’ll always be there like the stink on your feet”, or having the sexy blonde invite the main character into the hot tub with champagne are appropriate.
And that’s before we talk about the (fantasy) western scene where he draws his pistol, and shoots someone.
The final scene includes fighting, a strange weapon that extends an arm and slaps the opponent across the face several times, yells of “Kick his butt” and someone being slimed by the “Booger monster.”
It’s a shame, because the premise had promise, but rather than take the high ground the producer went for cheap, sophomoric laughs, and in the doing rendered the movie completely unacceptable.
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