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I thought this was just going to be some funny comedy about a guy who abuses power like Bruce Almighty. That does happen, but in the saddest way possible. They really take the audience and make them go on this little adventure with this guy and go through the pain and loss and realization of what he did with his life.
This movie made me cry. I was so angry when it made me cry because I was almost yelling at screen "I did not come here for this!" but it was just a beautiful scene that I had to stop being angry.
It was a great idea and very entertaining to watch, but it went beyond entertaining and had a message. A message that everyone should hear.
Very nice movie
1) Movie which will surely many of us into their lives
2) We at times correlate ourselves with this movie's bit and pieces.
Sorry but i did not found any.
|Adam Sandler||Michael Newman|
|Kate Beckinsale||Donna Newman|
|Jake Hoffman||Ben Newman at 22-30 Years Old|
|Cameron Monaghan||Kevin O'Doyle|
|Elliott Cho||Ping Woo|
|Julie Kavner||Trudy Newman|
|James Earl Jones||Narrator of Michael's Past|
|Terry Crews||Singing Driver|
|Nick Swardson||Bed, Bath & Beyond Guy|
|Jana Kramer||Julie Newman|
|Lorraine Nicholson||Samantha Newman|
|Katie Cassidy||Samantha Newman|
|Jonah Hill||Ben Newman|
|Rob Schneider||Prince Habeeboo|
|Rupert Gregson-Williams||Original Music Composer|
|Dean Semler||Director of Photography|
|Barry Bernardi||Executive Producer|
|Neal H. Moritz||Producer|
|Tim Herlihy||Executive Producer|
"What If You Had A Remote... That Controlled Your Universe?"
"What If You Had A Universal Remote... That Controlled Your Universe?"
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is an architect who is married to his longtime sweetheart, Donna (Kate Beckinsale) with two children, Ben and Samantha. Michael is easily pushed around by his overbearing boss, Mr. Ammer (David Hasselhoff). On numerous occasions, Michael willingly sacrifices time with his family to work so he can give them the kinds of possessions he never had. While going in search of a universal remote control at Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael falls onto a bed and then proceeds to the section marked "Beyond". There, he befriends a mysterious clerk named Morty (Christopher Walken), who gives him a "universal" remote control and warns that it can never be returned.
To Michael's amazement, he finds that the remote can control the actual universe, particularly time. Michael uses it to skip fights with Donna, go forward until he rids himself of a cold, and skip a family dinner to work. Later, Morty reveals that when Michael fast-forwards through time, his body is on "auto-pilot" - his mind skips ahead, while his body does everyday life. After Mr. Ammer promises Michael a partnership position within a few months, he decides to skip ahead to it, but ends up skipping a year of his life since it took him that long to actually get the promotion. Michael also finds out that he is in marriage counseling and missed the death of his dog. When the remote begins fast-forwarding without Michael controlling it, Morty warns the remote programs itself according to Michael's previous commands. Michael's various attempts to dispose of or destroy the remote fail, so he resolves to change his life so that the remote can't control him. The next day, Mr. Ammer tells Michael he is leaving the country, and in the course of the conversation Mr. Ammer suggests one day Michael may end up CEO. Without thinking, Michael responds to say he would like to end up CEO, the remote reacts accordingly and fast-forwards to 2017. Michael is now the CEO, but he is obese, lives alone, his children are teenagers, he is divorced from Donna, and they all hate him. Michael also discovers that Donna is now dating Ben's childhood swim coach, Bill. Michael visits his old house and, after fighting with Donna, the new family dog pounces on him, and he falls and hits his head.
The remote having "learned" from Michael having skipped his cold, it transports him six years into the future, as he had not been healthy a single day over those six years: Donna recounts how a precautionary CAT scan after the fall revealed cancer, and how Michael ate so prolifically during chemotherapy as to subsequently suffer from a heart attack. In those six years, Michael is no longer obese thanks to liposuction, Donna has married Bill, and Ben has gone into his father's line of work. Ben tells Michael his father Ted died, and Michael uses the remote to view the last time they spoke. While on auto-pilot, Michael angrily rejected Ted's offer for a night out with him and Ben. During Michael's grief, Morty reveals he is in fact the Angel of Death. Fearing him, Michael begs to go to a "good place", and fast forwards to Ben's wedding in 2031. There, he witnesses Samantha call Bill "Dad", and the shock triggers a second heart attack. When Michael awakens, Morty appears to tell him that he chose his path and there is nothing he can do about it. Michael's family arrives and Ben reveals that he has cancelled his honeymoon in order to work on an important deal that will keep his business going. Shocked and not wanting Ben to make the same mistakes he did, Michael rushes after him. A nurse attempts to stop him, but Michael manages to jab the man with a sedative. He ignores Morty's repeated warnings that the machines are all that are keeping him alive. Michael reaches his family and collapses, but manages to convince Ben that family comes first; he reassures the rest that he still loves them and Morty comes up to take him.
There is a white flash, in which Michael wakes up in the present-day on the bed he collapsed onto at Bed Bath & Beyond after believing that the future events have all been a dream. Michael makes amends with his father, and reassures Donna, Ben, and Samantha of his affection for them and that he will never sacrifice them for work again. As he celebrates being home, Michael finds the remote and a note sitting on his kitchen counter. After Michael reading the note, which states that Morty knew he would do the right thing this time and realizing he actually experienced the events, he throws the remote in the garbage and goes to restart his normal life with his family.
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