Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is married to the beautiful Donna (Kate Beckinsale) and they have two terrific kids, Ben (Joseph Castanon) and Samantha (Tatum McCann). But he doesn't get to see them much because he's putting in long, hard hours at his architectural firm in the elusive hope that his ungrateful boss (David Hasselhoff) will one day recognize his invaluable contribution and make him a partner. Once he's on easy street, he'll be able to lavis attention on the wife and kiddies. At least, that's what he tells himself. After staying up all night to work, a tired Michael becomes frustrated because he can't even figure out which of his remotes will turn on the TV set. Michael sets out to find the perfect device to operate all his electronic equipment and stumbles into the back room of a Bed, Bath & Beyond, where an eccentric employee, Morty (Christopher Walken) gives him an experimental one-of-a-kind souped-up gadget guaranteed to change his life. Morty wasn't kidding either. Soon Michael is master of his domain, turning on every appliance with the click of a button. But before he knows it the remote is programming him, rather than the other way around. And try as he might, a panicked Michael can't stop the deciding which events of his life he'll experience and which ones he'll miss. Only then does he begin to truly appreciate and embrace his life - the good, the bad and the ugly.
- 1 hr 47 minPG13
- Jun 23, 2006