Plot: Michael Newman(Adam) has it all – the loving wife (Kate Beckinsale), 2 kids-Ben and Samantha, a job he loves doing which also has great career prospects. But he was also ambitious and had bought into the lie – work you’re a$$ off, make partner and then life/family follows. As his self absorbed boss Ammer(Hasselhoff) offloads his workload on him, Newman finds it increasingly difficult to set time aside to spend with his family. Following a frustrating bout with the remote control one night, he heads off to the nearest electronic shop in search of a universal remote control which can power all the electronic devices in his home.
Bed Bath and Beyond’s enigmatic employee/inventor Morty(Christopher Walken) gives him more than he bargained for. An RC that has complete control over the TV and Stereo and even his life.
He finds the remote control has the power to muffle the family dog’s bark, zoom past a quarrel with his wife, zoom past a tiresome dinner with his parents, allows him to travel back and forth through time. Initially being able to ffwd through unappealing parts of daily existence is exhilarating….till Michael realizes that he is also skipping through the good parts in fact he has lost control and the remote is now taking him through life on auto pilot.
Wow: This was Adam Sandler at his best. If you’ve been neglecting your loved ones, get ready for a guilt trip.
I laughed, then I cried. yep, Adam does sappy really sappily well. Then I laughed again. And when I finished that movie I called/sent texts to my siblings and friends…just because I care.
The saddest thing about Click's message is that those who really need to see it are probably too busy to do something as retarded as watch a movie. Go figure.
Ginger scores it 8/10