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 next day.
After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, schizo bus drivers, drunk cops on skis, and four hundred costumed party crashers sometimes crazy follows you.
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 plot is similar to an episode of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps (1995) season three, episode five, "Click", in which a child orders a remote that controls not just the television, but the world around him. Not unlike Sandler's version of the story, the remote proves to be addictive and have dire consequences. See more »
When Michael flashes back to the time he and his wife first kissed, Michael and everyone else seem to be wearing 80's attire. When Michael and Donna kiss the song "Linger" comes on, but that song didn't come out until 1993. See more »
[looking at several remotes on the table]
Which of these turns on the TV?
[clicks one, the ceiling fan comes on, clicks the garage door opener]
Honey, I think you just opened the garage.
Just planning ahead.
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The credits play over the "main menu" sequence from when Michael is selecting moments from his life. 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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