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Sort of a combination of It’s a Wonderful Life and Bruce Almighty. A man gets a miraculous device that works like a TV remote, fast forwarding, pausing, with director’s DVD commentary … the whole works. For a while they work some pretty funny variations on this. But, it being an Adam Sandler movie, there is a mean streak to some of the humor, and of course the obligatory fart scene. The point is, he wastes his life by skipping big parts of it, and learns that family is more important than his job. Now, there’s a theme you don’t see every day! The lack of imagination in Hollywood can be absolutely staggering, which is why we get so many IIIs and IVs and even XIIs. For an intelligent treatment of something a bit similar, see Stranger Than Fiction.