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Michael Newman, a busy architect who is trying to get ahead in the world, purchases a remote control that seems to not only let him control his TV set and stereo, but virtually his entire life. Sounds too good to be true. And it is, because soon the technologically sophisticated device is controlling Michael in ways he never imagined possible.
Comedy Drama - Although this does have the crude and silly humor Adam Sandler fans
have come to expect from him, the film also turns quite serious in
its last third, which will throw fans or a loop. Otherwise though
this film is exactly what is advertised. Some raunchy humor make
the film inappropriate for the young kids.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 10 S-words, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sexual situations without nudity; sex talk and humor. VIOLENCE: Various hits played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Silly verbal and physical gags; crude body function and sex jokes; animal and cute kid jokes.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Click is flawed but, on balance, it works. It accomplishes what it sets out to do: tell an occasionally amusing, occasionally affecting drama about how adults often lose sight of what matters.
Roger EbertFull Review Average The movie is being sold as a comedy, but you know what? This isn't funny.
USA TodayFull Review Average Despite its ultra-formulaic premise and juvenile sense of humor, there are a few laughs, and the movie's heart is generally in the right place,...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 238 moviegoers:Great Opinions! Teens, both male and female, loved "Click." Over half rated it "Fantastic." Twentysomething females also loved it. All the other opinions are about the same. Over three-quarters of them enjoyed "Click" very much. Only a few rated it somewhat low. I highly recommend "Click."
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is married to the beautiful Donna (Kate
Beckinsale) and they have two terrific kids, Ben (Joseph Castanon) and
Samantha (Tatum McCann). But he doesn't get to see them much because he's
putting in long, hard hours at his architectural firm in the elusive hope that his
ungrateful boss (David Hasselhoff) will one day recognize his invaluable
contribution and make him a partner.
Once he's on easy street, he'll be able to lavish attention on the wife and kiddies.
At least, that's what he tells himself.
After staying up all night to work, a tired Michael becomes frustrated because he
can't even figure out which of his remotes will turn on the TV set. Michael sets
out to find the perfect device to operate all his electronic equipment and stumbles
into the back room of a Bed, Bath & Beyond, where an eccentric employee,
Morty (Christopher Walken), gives him an experimental one-of-a-kind souped-up
gadget guaranteed to change his life.
Morty wasn't kidding either. Soon Michael is master of his domain, turning on
every appliance with the click of a button.
But the device has other, more startling functions. It can somehow muffle the
barking of Sundance, the family dog — and even more astoundingly, fast forward
through an annoying quarrel with his wife.
Michael is fascinated by his new toy and a little freaked out as well. He decides
to pay another visit to Morty, the guy who sold him the mysterious device. Morty
tells Michael he gave him exactly what he asked for — a universal remote that
lets him control his universe. Right before Michael's astonished eyes, Morty
demonstrates the device's mind-boggling advanced features, including a function
that lets Michael travel back and forth through his life at different speeds.
Michael quickly becomes addicted to this new rush of power, which literally
allows him to have his cake and eat it too.
But before he knows it, the remote is programming him, rather than the other way
around. And try as he might, a panicked Michael can't stop the device from
deciding which events of his life he'll experience and which ones he'll miss. Only
then does he begin to truly appreciate and embrace his life — the good, the bad
and the ugly.