Well, whada'ya know? I'm actually surprised that I had a good time watching this movie, I went home from the cinema with a good mood. It's a drama-comedy film, so if you're expecting pure goofball comedy, you'd be dissapointed. I thought it was a pretty impressive film. And sad at the same time. Be ready with your tissue.
Michael (Adam Sandler) is a busy architect who hardly have time for his wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), his children, and his parents Ted (Henry Winkler) and Trudy (Julie Kavner), and he always say yes to his over-demanding boss, Ammer (David Hasselhoff). One day, his TV remote is broken so he have to buy a new one. A mysterious seller name Morty (Christopher Walken) gives him an 'Universal Remote Control', which apparently can control every aspect of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
I'm not a big fan of Adam Sandler, but I have to praise his choices of movies; most of them are nice movies, I give him that. Now, I didn't expect him to be in the movie as a sensitive character. I expected him to be this goofball character, but I was surprise to see this transition. Very nice. I have to give you a warning; this movie will BREAK your heart. A good drama comedy, I laughed so hard whenever there were some funny moments. And most of them are funny anyway, during the first half. Now, the second part....don't say that I didn't warn you. Everyone in the movie theater was crying. I won't say what happened, but I assure you to bring a box of tissue. Yes, some people feel cheated; they wanted to see a comedy. But I beg the differ, sometimes a movie doesn't need to be a slapstick comedy, it could be an everyday life and it could be funny. And even the funniest moment in life, can be a drama in your life. And yes, the ending is a bit cheesy. But, hey -- I like cheese.
The acting is wonderful in this movie. I hardly give praise to Adam Sandler's movies, come on! Give me some credit here. Adam Sandler has proven himself that he could be funny and dramatic at the same time. He's truly grinding his acting chop there. Everyone is wonderful. David Hasselhoff is pretty interesting as always. All hail Hasselhoff! But the most powerful and heartbreaking performances are from Henry Winkler, one of my favorite actor, and Jake Hoffman as Ben. During the second half, there were no dry eyes in the theater. One more thing, although I loooove Kate Beckinsale, she's too pretty to be in this movie. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I dunno. But she's okay. Lastly, the music are GREAT! Most of them are from the '90s, like; The Cranberries and New Radicals. I gotta get me the soundtrack album. After I watched this movie, I missed my mum and my late dad dearly. Overall, this movie will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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