By Movie Lover (29 Jan 2009)
Marty Bronson (Jonathan Pryce) raises his son and daughter on his own, but has to sell his motel to a clever guy, Barry Nottingham (Richard Griffiths) who promises to make Marty's son manager, when he grows up and proves himself. However, Nottingham soon pulls down the motel to raise a pricey hotel. After growing up, Marty's son Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) works as a janitor and hotel handyman, but still has unlikely dreams of becoming the manager. When Nottingham announces a brand-new gigantic hotel project, he appoints his future son-in-law, Base Kendall (Guy Pierce), as the manager, shattering Skeeter's dream. Around this 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 mysteriously come true in real life, Skeeter attempts to take advantage of the phenomenon, as he tries to manoeuver the stories into a direction which will make his dream come true, incorporating his own aspirations into one outlandish tale after another. But it's the kids' unexpected contributions that turn Skeeter's life upside down.