Teacher Neil Clarke suddenly discovers he has magic powers. Just with a gesture he can make anything happen. The only problem is that he must make sure to use the right words, and to know what he's really wishing for. Mistake by mistake leads him to the ultimate and most frugal question that so many before him have feared and had a hard time answering - should he choose the girl or the dog?
Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale play the main roles in this comedy. Terry Jones from Monty Python has directed and among the voice actors we find John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle.