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 neighbors in the film are named the O'Doyles, which is also the name of the family of bullies who always say "O'Doyle Rules" in Adam Sandler's earlier film Billy Madison (1995). See more »
When Michael is first talking to Ammer, on the desk is a Mitel 5240 IP phone. However, in the other scenes when Michael is in Ammer's office the phone on Ammer's desk is an analog single line phone. In most offices, it is unlikely that a company in reality would downgrade from VOIP to an analog or digital PBX. See more »
Your first day as a partner, you come to work in a fricking bathrobe.
I - I did. I did. I - John, I just feel would should stop on wasting our energy on corporate brown nosing, and worrying who's got the better suit. Armani, Calvin Klein. Who cares? Let's concentrate on what really matters. The work.
That's the craziest thing I've ever heard. But goddamn it, you're right.
[removes his jacket and shirt]
Life-changing. I feel freer.
[Ammer goes for his belt]
Yeah. Uh, keep the pants on.
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The credits play over the "main menu" sequence from when Michael is selecting moments from his life. See more »
This movie surprised us. We cried. Yes, we cried. The trailer barely tells you what the movie is about. There were some unfunny dumb things having to do with dogs, etc. (no one in the theater laughed much) and some cheeseball stuff, but the emotional core of the movie delivers a wallop that is unexpected. Along the lines of a sort of combination of "Family Man" and "It's a Wonderful Life" -- more "Family Man" -- this movie didn't just bring tears to eyes, it makes you cry. Because of that, I liked it and give it a thumbs up. The annoying stuff is a relatively small price to pay for the lessons the core stuff teaches. Lastly, Kate Beckinsdale (the epitome of domestic beauty in this movie) is absolutely a dream and the actress that played her grown daughter had eyes that matched -- well done. Enough said.
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