Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler
Director: Frank Coraci
A harried workaholic, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) doesn't have time for his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and children, not if he's to impress his ungrateful boss and earn a well-deserved promotion. So when he meets Morty (Chri... more »
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Kevin J. Loria | New Orleans, LA USA | 06/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In this one Adam Sandler is self-absorbed architect Michael Newman who is married to the sweet and supportive Donna played by the beautiful Kate Beckinsale, of the UNDERWORLD films. He has 2 beautiful kids, Ben and Samantha, who he doesn't get to see much because he's working lots of overtime in an attempt to be made a partner by David Hasselhoff, his ungrateful boss. One night, tired, frustrated, unable to even figure out which remote will turn on his TV, he sets out to find a "universal remote." In an embarrassing production of product placement that would make a NASCAR driver blush, he ends up at "Bed, Bath & Beyond," specifically the "Beyond" room. Here he finds the resident eccentric genius employed there, called Morty, chiefly because Sandler loves having Christopher Walken, who plays the part, say "Morty." Morty gives him an unique experimental device to get his life under "control." Michael is now able to turn on any & all appliances with the a single "click." He gradually learns of the device's other functions: It can "MUTE" the bark of the family dog, PAUSE everything and fast forward through an argument with the Mrs. he can adjust his HUE as well. Wanting to learn more he visits "the Beyond" and Morty again. Morty tells Michael that he got exactly what he asked for "a remote to control his universe." Morty further demonstrates more features, including one that lets him flip through his existence at varying speeds. Michael is soon corrupted absolutely by the sheer power of the control, literally losing control. Before long he can't stop the remote from selecting what and when he will fast-forward, causing him to miss events he wants to experience, eventually leading the obligatory " It's A WONDERFUL LIFE" epiphany when does realize all that he's missed and sometimes it is and sometimes isn't a wonderful life, but that's okay, he gets the message and all is forgiven.
The film is light formula-fare with heart, like some of Sandler's weaker films, there are laughs to be found. Sandler is okay as the nice-guy with a crude streak. Hasselhoff is fun as the jerk boss. Some of the gags get repetitive and some aren't that funny the first time. Also an over-large amount of time is spent creating the progressively older Michael Newman.
Click is directed for Sandler's Happy Madison production company by Frank Coraci of the Wedding Singer, Waterboy and most recently Around the World in 80 Days (the Jackie Chan). And Sandler again uses Henry "the Fonz" Winkler (previously in the Happy Madison universe as Coach Klien, and as himself in Little Nicky) and Julie Kavner (best known as the voice of Marge Simpson) to play his unappreciated folks. If nothing else, Sandler is a loyal guy.
Infinity | Seattle, WA | 06/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We went to a preview of the movie in seattle two days back. From the trailers i expected it to be a no-brainier comedy. After about 30 minutes, it goes very deep into family relationships, and the whole theater was silent, abosrbing every scene with laughter and emotions. I would recommend everyone to watch this movie, as it has some nice comedy coupled with a meaningful message : family comes first!"
Got me watching Adam Sandler, who rocks out loud!
CEagle2003 | 08/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you do not know who Adam Sandler is yet, then let me say "Wake up!" This is by far his best film yet, to go along with "Big Daddy," "The Waterboy," "Anger Management," and "Happy Gilmore." Oh, I was laughing so hard when I saw this in the big house. Not only is Adam Sandler great, but so is Christopher Walkin, who plays the guy who gives Adam Sandler this remote. Alright, let me brief you about this Blockbuster flick.
A guy who is down on his luck go to "Bed, Bath, and Beyond." There he goes to the way beyond section of the store, where he meets the creator of the universal remote control (played by Christopher Walkin) that is a remote control not just for electronics, but for everyday life. With this remote, one could mute sound entirely, skip a part of life (such as, let's say you are in high school. Every time it was test time, the remote would skip it for you. How it skipped it, I am not saying). All in all, it is about one lucky dude who found a very powerful remote (he got it for FREE).
So, get this film. You will not be disappointed, that is if you like Adam Sandler or if you just plain like comedy for comedy's sake. Hope I helped get you to laugh, because I sure did, as did the entire auditorium of the movie theatre I was at that day. Oh, and if you like this movie, check out "RV" with Robin Williams. Have fun and be ready to laugh out loud!"
Biz Reader | OK, USA | 09/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a very funny movie, especially if you are an Adam Sandler fan. It is kind of a remake of "It's a Wonderful Life" or a modern day "Scrooge" except that it is not a Christmas story and it is really hilarious.
Adam Sandler portrays a frustrated architect for a large firm who is very over worked for too little money. He has no time for his wife and children or anything else in life but work. Kate Beckinsale portrays Sandler's beautiful wife. So one night while he is out shopping for a remote control for his TV he comes across an "angel" played by Christopher Walken who gives him a remote that enables him to fast forward through the parts of his life that seem unimportant. I don't want to tell the whole story and ruin it but I am sure if you have seen the other two movies mentioned above you will know where the movie leads. There is a serious side to the movie that will get you to think about what is really important in life. Christopher Walken does a great job as always and anyone wanting to get a great laugh should definitely watch this."