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Click (Special Edition) (2006)

Comedy movie directed by Frank Coraci

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More Like FAUST than IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE.

  • Sep 29, 2007
Rating:
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Adam Sandler became famous playing comical, crude, and manic characters. But, like many comedians, Sandler has illustrated that he isn't just a funny man and is able to handle more serious, dramatic material, too. Showing that his dramatic turn in PUNCH DRUNK LOVE wasn't just a one-time fluke, Sandler stars in CLICK, a transition piece for the actor that allowed him to display his dramatic acting chops but not completely forsaking his comic roots. CLICK can best be described as a cross between IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and the classic medieval tale of Faustus.

Sandler portrays a young architect named Michael Newman. Michael works for an incredibly pompous man named Ammer (David Hasselhoff). Michael is a man who doesn't know how to say no to Ammer's requests and finds himself spending more and more time at work. Professionally, it has started to provide benefits, but at the cost of alienating himself from his family.

Deeply frustrated one evening with all the lack of control the different remote controls in his house seem to have (as well as the lack of control he seems to have with his life), Michael sets out to a Bed, Bath, and Beyond (can you say product placement) to find a universal remote. Michael finds himself wandering into the darkest corners of the "Beyond" part of the store where he meet Morty (Christopher Walken). Morty gives Michael a truly universal remote. It solves his remote control problem. However, as Michael soon learns, the universal remote also works with his real life. He is able to mute his wife during arguments, fast forward through boring family dinners, or pause a moment in time to perform a practical joke. Michael thinks the remote is the greatest thing in the world until he learns that the remote begins operating upon memory and then Michael's life truly runs out of control.
CLICK is a decent movie. It has some funny moments, but it's also a dramatic film with a positive message about appreciating the simple, yet finer things in life. The acting by the entire cast is well done and though there are a few cruder moments of humor (typical of a Sandler picture) there isn't anything outrageous. I will say that about three-fourths of the way into the movie things became somewhat confusing for me, but after thinking and talking about the movie later things became clear.

Overall, CLICK is a must-see for Sandler diehards and just a regular entertaining movie for everyone else.

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More Click (Special Edition) (2006) reviews
review by . April 09, 2007
Wouldn't it be great if you had a universal remote that you could use to pause, rewind and fast forward your life as you see fit? Skip past all the boring stuff, pause and rewind all the fun stuff. It would be a blast right? Then again, it does kind of sound like the typical "be careful what you wish for?" Hollywood movie.     As much as I enjoyed this movie "Click" is highly formulaic and as such, highly predictable. If you don't see every major plot point coming way before …
review by . November 10, 2006
In "Click," Adam Sandler stars as Michael Newman, an overworked, underappreciated architect who's let his job replace his family. Fed up with not receiving his fair share at work and knowing that he's about to lose his family, Newman snaps, decides that his family needs a universal remote just like everybody else and hurries out of his house and into the only store that's open that evening, Bed, Bath, and Beyond. What he finds in the Beyond (Way Beyond) section of the store is Morty (Christopher …
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Clickis a high-concept, low-brow variation onIt's a Wonderful Lifethat will have Adam Sandler fans laughing even as it leaves Frank Capra spinning in his grave. In their third collaboration (afterThe Wedding SingerandThe Waterboy, Sandler and director Frank Coraci aim at the lowest common denominator and consistently hit their target, from scary casting (David Hasselhoff as Sandler's shallow, sexist boss; Sean Astin in a tight red Speedo) to a rancid menu of fart jokes, fat jokes, oversexed dogs, and other attempts at humor that rarely rise above the level of grade-school pranks. Sandler's "family comes first" sentiment somehow manages to survive the onslaught of rude, crude attitude that Sandler brings to his role as Michael Newman, a workaholic architect who learns the hard way that, well, family comes first. This happens after Newman gets a magical remote control from Morty (Christopher Walken, the film's one and only highlight), an eccentric oddball in the "Beyond" section of a Bed, Bath & Beyond store who's a devilish version ofWonderful Life's benevolent guardian angel. But Sandler's no James Stewart as he uses his techno-marvel (complete with a DVD-like "life menu") to fast-forward through his life's most unpleasant moments, only to realize that he's been missing lots of good stuff, too. With Kate Beckinsale as Newman's neglected wife, impressive older-age make-ups by Rick Baker and a lot of ...
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Director: Frank Coraci
Screen Writer: Mark O'Keefe, Steve Koren
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2006
Runtime: 107 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
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