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Bedtime Stories
Starring: Adam Sandler, Russell Brand
Director: Adam Shankman (Hairspray)
Writers: Matt Lopez, Tim Herlihy
USA release: 25 December 2008
Msia release: 1 January 2009
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Runtime: 100 mins
Rated in USA: PG for some mild rude humor and mild language
Rated in Msia: U

Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) is a hotel handyman who agrees to take care of his sister's kids. As he tells them bedtimes stories every night, he discovers the stories come true the next day. Skeeter tries to take advantage of this to help himself out in achieving his aspirations of becoming the manager of the hotel. As the stories become more preposterous, Skeeter's life gets turned upside down.

Juno (2007)

Starring: Ellen Page, Michael Cera
Director: Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking)
Writer: Diablo Cody
Release USA: 25 December 2007
Release Msia: 1 January 2009
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 94 mins
Rated USA: PG-13 for mature thematic material, sexual content and language
Rated Msia: 18PL

Sixteen year-old Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) gets pregnant and at the abortion clinic, decides to have the baby then give it up for adoption. Juno tells her dad and stepmother about it. They were hoping she'd get into drugs or get a DWI. Juno finds an advertisement in the paper about a couple wishing to adopt a child. Juno, with her dad, goes to see the couple. They agree to adopt Juno's baby when she gives birth.

Having seen this movie, I'd really recommend it. A truly compelling story about growing up, being independent and taking on responsibilties. Not a family movie, but one for adolescents and young adults. Incredibly witty and intelligent.

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