Architect Michael Newman is married to his high school sweetheart Donna and their children Ben and Samantha. Despite his loving nature, his boss Mr. Ammer is always pushing him over and he always sacrifices family time to make extra money for lavish possessions. One day, on a trip to a Bed Bath & Beyond for a universal remote, Mike comes across a section of the store called "Beyond" where a man named Morty gives him the ultimate universal remote: one that can control time itself! Michael soon finds himself using the remote all the time but the remote soon programs itself to his voice commands and begins fast-forwarding through huge parts of his life.