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A harried workaholic, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) doesn't have time for his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and children, not if he's to impress his ungrateful boss and earn a well-deserved promotion. So when he meets Morty (Christopher Walken), a loopy sales clerk, he gets the answer to his prayers: a magical remote that allows him to bypass life's little distractions with increasingly hysterical results. But as Michael gleefully mutes, skips and scans past his family and his friends, the remote gradually takes over his life and begins to program him, in this fast, funny and out-of-control comedy adventure.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: This latest Adam Sandler vehicle borrows shamelessly from It's A Wonderful Life and Back To The Future, and fails to produce the necessary laughs that would forgive such imitation.
June 21, 2017
There are more farts and embarrassing sex jokes than laughs -- far more.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Another crude Adam Sandler movie; not for tweens.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film includes repeated crude references to sexual activity and desire. These jokes range from sexual activity in fast-motion to the magical remote posing as the protagonist's erect penis. Violence is broadly comic, including a couple of scenes where the protagonist "freeze-frames" an adversary, then beats or kicks him, as well as some falling and slamming of children (the protagonist runs over a child's toy on purpose). The film pushes the envelope on PG-13 language, including one pronounced f-word and another that's cut off (after "mother").
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Fantasy, Comedy
- Release Date:June 22, 2006
- Audio Format:5.1
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