If you are expecting the same old same old from Adam Sandler then you are going to be disappointed or pleasantly surprised with Click. Yes, there are moments of crude juvenile humour but there are also more serious and touching moments in the film. Sandler shows with the right material that he does have a range. The film has its moments where it attempts to teach us about priorities and what should be important in our lives. These are good and very relevant messages in this the era of trying to do everything and quickly.
Unfortunately the message sometimes does not get across because of the reputation of the star and the schizophrenic direction from Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, Around the World in 80 Days). The first hour of the film is straight out of the trailers. It is full of dog humping humour and other slapstick. Then suddenly in the last hour it becomes a sentimental film that tries to teach us to slow down and appreciate life. In some ways the abrupt change of pace is too much for people. Also the use of the “It’s A Wonderful Life” style has a been there done that feel to it.
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler – Happy Gilmore, The Waterboy) is your typical suburban father; he is overworked, underpaid, stressed out, and never with a moment to himself. Michael’s job as an architect often keeps him away from his wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale – Pearl Harbor, The Aviator), and kids, Ben (Joseph Castanon – appeared in episodes of Pepper Dennis and Without a Trace) and Samantha (Tatum McCann – appeared in episodes of My Name is Earl and Ghost Whisperer). His job is made that much more demanding due to his very unreasonable boss, Mr. Ammer (David Hasselhoff – from television’s Baywatch).
A very tired Michael makes a trip one evening to Bed, Bath and Beyond for a new remote control. Store employee Morty (Christopher Walken – Wedding Crashers, Catch Me If You Can) gives him a remote control, but it definitely isn’t your average remote control. Michael finds that with it he is able to fast forward, reverse and pause nearly everything that happens in his life. What could be better? Michael uses the remote frequently until what he thought he wanted is no longer the case.
-“Make Me Old and Fat”
-“FX of Click”
-“Design My Universe”
-“Cars of the Future”
-Cast and Crew Commentary
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