Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
Michael Newman (Sandler) is a hard working family man, who must please his boss (Hasselhoff), in order to get promoted. Problem is he gets less time with his family, and wishes for a remote in which he can control his life. This soon comes true for Newman, when he meets Morty (Walken), a crazy sales clerk, who has the ultimate remote. A remote in which he can do anything, including muting, skipping and dubbing his life. He finds this to be the opportunity in which he can not only skip every argument, but also skip to his promotion. He sees this as a good idea, until the remote goes horribly wrong. Written by
The film's premise was originated from a joke by writer Steve Koren. It was only upon a suggestion of turning into a feature, by the girlfriend of co-writer Mark O'Keefe, that the project got started off the ground. See more »
When Michael is playing with the toy, just before he picks up the remote for the helicopter, a cameraman can be seen in the reflection of the window behind him, just below the reflection of the yellow duck and behind the reflection of the chair. See more »
[Ben and Samantha creep up to the Twinkie box beside Michael sleeping on the couch, he suddenly slams his hand on the box and lets out a yell, making them jump back]
What was going on here, huh?
Samantha Newman - Age 5:
We thought you were sleeping, Daddy.
How can I sleep with two Twinkie burglers roaming around?
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This movie is dedicated to my mom and dad, and to all our parents who never thought twice about putting their family first. And to my wife and daughter, thanks for making it so easy for me to do the same. See more »
Refreshing comedy gags meets heartfelt, reflective story to appreciate life's little details
Going in to this movie I expected to have the normal 2 hour thoughtless escape from everyday life that these type movies normally deliver. Instead I laughed. I even cried. I left pleasantly surprised. Leaving the theatre I couldn't help reflect upon the need to really appreciate life's little moments and close friends and family more. Walken was outstanding. Sandler was effective and really funny in his toned down approach to this more intelligent comedy than the usual Sandler fare. Kate Beckinsale is very lovable as the wife and mother of his children and Hasslehoff couldn't have been more perfectly cast as the cluelessly self-absorbed exec/ boss. I liked it a lot and I'm not normally one to feel either way about these type of movies. I'd go see it next time with family and friends that I really should spend more time with anyway!
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