Movie Review: Click
By Kate on 17 June 2009
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In the comedy Click, Adam Sandler plays Michael Newman, an architect who simply wants the best for his wife Donna (Kate Beckinsale) and two kids, Ben and Samantha. Michael spends nights and weekends doing work for his ungrateful boss (played brilliantly by David Hasseloff) in the hope that one day he'll make partner and then be able to spend some much needed time with his family.
One night while trying to watch a documentary for work, Michael can't figure out which one of his many remotes works the TV, and in a rage, goes out to find a universal remote. The only place open is a "Bed, Bath and Beyond" and it's in the "Beyond" section that Michael meets employee, Morty (Christopher Walken) who offers him a universal remote which controls more than just the TV.
After discovering that his remote can help him to skip the boring parts of life (traffic, deadlines, dinner with his parents and the kid's rowdy sleepovers), Michael becomes more and more dependant and it's not long before the remote is controlling him.
While Click starts off with the usual kind of humor you'd expect from an Adam Sandler movie, it does take an unexpected twist when Michael realizes he's skipped the most important parts of his life and the last half of the film is a dramatic lesson in what's really important that is surprisingly touching.
Although the ending is clichéd and predictable and some of the ideas that Click tries to tackle don't really gel together, the movie is entertaining and really does get its life lesson across.