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
Several future world events are mentioned by radio in the film as Michael fast-forwards through his life. Two of these include Michael Jackson becoming the first human to clone himself and Britney Spears having her 23rd baby. The dates the film is set in the future span from 2017 to 2030. See more »
The position of SunDance changes repeatedly throughout the beginning scenes. When we first see him he is curled up at the end of the sofa, in the next shot he is curled up with his head stretched out, next shot he is lying outstretched with Michael's feet on him, and the next shot he has gone completely. See more »
I thought I was already your partner.
Whoa, cowboy. I said "Land the Watsuhita account, you'll get promoted." I didn't mean right this second.
But I already told my wife, sir. I spent money I don't have. To do these documents is gonna take me months.
Then you better get started.
[Michael freezes Ammer with the remote, smacks him in the face three times, unfreezes him]
Wow, I just got a big headache! Wha - ? Was I hit by a train or something?
I didn't see anything.
Oh, I forgot to tell you. I ...
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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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