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 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.
This is an OK film but not really that funny. There are a couple of amusing bits, one being particularly crude. You also have to endure Mr. Walken being, well, Mr. Walken (does he ever act in a different style these days).
Yes it was mildly entertaining but really quite average. One of those where you don't bother hitting pause when you get up to go to the toilet....know what I mean?
i got a christmasy "wonderful life" feel from watching this, i think if it was set at christmas, and not thanksgiving it would become (eventually) a classic like "AWL" some good comedy in the first half, turning into a regret filled and very dark loss of life urgency in the second, i think the cover-art is very misleading and the movie needs to be promoted differently