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Click (Special Edition) (2006)

Comedy movie directed by Frank Coraci

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This movie shows how important it is to live in the moment.

  • Apr 9, 2007
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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 it's delivered, then either you weren't paying much attention or you haven't seen that many movies. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with formulaic and nothing wrong with predictable. Movies succeed or fail far more on execution than originality. Hollywood rarely reinvents the wheel, it just churns out different variations. The only real problem with "Click" is that it gets lost in it's own message and is eventually drowned by the weight of it's dramatic second half.

Everything starts out great. The comedy is delivered at a pretty consistent pace without ever diving too far into low-brow areas that Sandler's early movies were known for. There are some great supporting performances from Nick Swardson, Jennifer Coolidge, Henry Winkler and especially David Hasselhoff. This is easily the best performance I ever recall seeing from ol' Dave. He comes so close to going over the top without ever getting there and steals just about every scene he's in. The plot is enjoyable and the characters are funny, but you just know the other foot is going to fall.

I admire "Click" for what it tried to accomplish. Sandler is really a better talent then he's ever been given credit for and his performance here is really solid. "Click" won't make you want to change the channel, but it probably won't make you rewind and watch again either.

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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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