Director: Frank Coraci
Cast: Kate Beckinsale, David Hasselhoff,
Adam Sandler and Christopher Walken
RunTime: 1 hr 50 mins
Released By: Columbia TriStar
Day: 3 August 2006
An architect finds a universal remote that allows
him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life.
Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his
on the “Forward” button to escape your partner’s
constant nagging over your unnecessary purchase of a handbag/home
theatre system! OR
on the “Rewind” button to relive the happier times
with your ex! OR
on the “Pause” button to give your demanding boss
a kick on the a** and click on the “Resume” button
and pretend nothing has ever happened!
hesitate? Go down to your nearest electronic store and grab
this magical remote control now!
the above sound ludicrous to you, then the setup for this
Adam Sandler’s latest comedy flick might not be your
cup of tea perhaps. Sandler plays Michael Newman, a busy architect
(sounds a little liked you and I) with little time to spare
for his lovely wife (oh my god! It’s Kate “gorgeous”
Beckinsale) and his two kids. That is until he found a universal
magical remote control in a Bathware store that could assist
him in pacing and controlling his life.
by Frank Coraci who brought us the amusing “Wedding
Singers”, Coraci seems to be at ease here after his
dismal Jackie Chan’s flop “Around the World In
Eighty Days”. As always with any Hollywood comedies,
fart jokes and jab at big boobs is a must. Not to mention
the current trend, horny pets.
has over the years become one of the funniest comedians in
the industry. From “Waterboy” to “Anger
Management” to “Punk Drunk Love”, Sandler
has proven he has this enduring nice-guy personality which
the audience loved. And his Happy Madison Production Company
has been diligently churning out quirky, non-Sandler headed
comedies. But Mr Sandler here has nothing new to offer except
to plod safely along the usual path to comedy heaven and brings
his role of Michael Newman to live.
Walken should be commended instead for playing the loopy weirdo
(with a mad scientist’s hair piece included) who ‘sold’
Newman the magical remote. You can say Walken has the tendency
to outshine his co-stars and he did that again in “Click”.
‘Knight Rider’ David Hasselhoff appears as Newman’s
detesting boss. Well, Hasselhoff is still as campy ever with
or without his shirt on. Is Sean Astin fast becoming a Happy
Madison’s alumni? After appearing in “50 First
Dates”, Astin is here as well.
from the writers of “Bruce Almighty”, “Click”
works fortunately due to the unrevealing trailer. You walk
to the theatre expecting Adam Sandler’s character to
possess this magical remote control and get himself into all
sorts of amusing situations, however the script goes beyond
the usual slapstick antics. Perhaps all of us here are leading
a 'Michael Newman' lifestyle, searching for the usual material
gains and ignoring the company and presence of our love ones.
There are lessons to be learnt and tears to be shed during
the last act which is fast reaching some overly dramatic tones.
Not to intrude any spoiler territory, “Click”
is equipped with a typical Hollywood ending nevertheless a
fun journey to venture on.
(Will audience “click” with “Click”?
I’m sure it will. Easily one of the more enjoyable comedies
by Linus Tee