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Click (Special Edition) (2006)

Comedy movie directed by Frank Coraci

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It's A Wonderful Life?

  • Nov 10, 2006
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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 Walken), a sales clerk who gives him a universal remote that's a tad bit unusual. It controls every facet of his life. He can skip over watching his dog violate a stuffed duck, mute his wife during arguments, and basically bypass any of the ho-hum moments of his life in order to get to the good stuff. Unfortunately, skipping over so much of his life means that Newman misses the small things that make life worth living, and the big things that make life either grand or miserable.

In short, this flick is a play on the Christmas classic, "It's A Wonderful Life," with the typical Sandler spin. However, unlike many reviewers have stated, I don't think that the toilet humor that Sandler's accused of using in most of his past films is too distracting in this one. The first half of the film is rather humorous, thanks to a wonderful supporting cast which includes Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner, Sean Astin, and the breathtaking Kate Beckinsale. David Hasselhoff and Jennifer Coolidge also throw in some funny performances.

It's the second half of the film that really makes "Click" click. As Sandler's character ages, he begins to realize that he's not that great of a guy. He also comes to find out that there are things in life that seem rather dull until you lose them.

Overall, this is a decent flick. It's more deserving of three and a half stars than four, but I'll round up based on the second half of the film. It does drag at times, but it's all worth it.

Recommended as a strong rental for casual Sandler fans and a definite purchase for those who love all things Sandler.

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review by . September 29, 2007
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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 …
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 …
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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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