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Click (2006)

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Critic Consensus: This latest Adam Sandler vehicle borrows shamelessly from It's A Wonderful Life and Back To The Future, and fails to produce the necessary laughs that would forgive such imitation.

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A workaholic architect, frustrated in his job but determined to make a better life for his family, is bestowed with a powerful universal remote that allows him more control over his life than he ever knew possible in director Frank Coraci's high-concept fantasy comedy. On the surface, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) seems to have it all, yet with all the demands forced upon him by his ungrateful boss (David Hasselhoff), Michael finds that setting aside time to spend with his loving wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), and two picture-perfect children, Ben (Joseph Castanon) and Samantha (Tatum McCann), has grown increasingly difficult. When a frustrating bout with the television remote leads the overworked husband and father to a nearby Bed, Bath & Beyond in search of a universal remote with the power to control all of his electronic devices, a curious peek into the back room leads Michael into the company of eccentric employee and talented inventor Morty (Christopher Walken). It seems that Morty has created a device that will not only allow Michael complete control over his television and stereo, but his entire life as well. As Michael discovers that the remarkable device has the power to muffle the barks of the family dog, zoom himself past an irritating quarrel with his wife, and even allow him to travel back and forth through time to different points in his life, the rush of being able to skip straight to the good parts in life soon leaves him feeling as if he's missing out on the total experience. Only when Michael begins to realize that the he has lost control of his life and the remote is now programming him does he finally learn that life is as much about the moments he'd rather forget as it is the moments he will always remember. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Adam Sandler
as Michael Newman
Kate Beckinsale
as Donna Newman
Henry Winkler
as Ted Newman
Julie Kavner
as Trudy Newman
Rachel Dratch
as Alice/Alan
Joseph Castanon
as Ben Newman (age 7)
Jonah Hill
as Ben Newman (age 17)
Jake Hoffman
as Ben Newman (age 22-30)
Tatum McCann
as Samantha Newman (age 5)
Lorraine Nicholson
as Samantha Newman (age 14)
Katie Cassidy
as Samantha Newman (age 22-30)
Cameron Monaghan
as Kevin O'Doyle
Nick Swardson
as Bed, Bath & Beyond Guy
Sidney Ganis
as Dr. Bergman
Michael Yama
as Watsuhita Head Executive
Sid Ganis
as Doctor Bergman
Eiji Inoue
as Watsuhita Executive No. 1
Mio
as Watsuhita Executive
Toshi Toda
as Watsuhita Executive No. 2
Frank Coraci
as Male Nurse
George K. Eguchi
as Ancient Executive
John Pagano
as Band Leader
Emilio Cast
as Michael (age 10)
Elliot Cho
as Ping Woo
Carolyn Hennesy
as Kathy O'Doyle
Alan Au
as Ping Woo's Father
Ireesha
as Jogger
Elena Patten
as Samantha's Friend No. 1
Cheyenne Alexis Dean
as Samantha's Friend No. 2
Willy Goldstein
as Lakeside Camp Boy
Sally Insul
as Aunt Peggy
Lily Mo Sheen
as Lakeside Camp Girl
Carolyn Hennessey
as Kathy O'Doyle
Gary Holm
as Fat Michael Body Double
Cheyenne Dean
as Samantha's Friend
Ryan Keiser
as Firecracker Teen
Christopher Gutierrez
as Firecracker Teen
Nickole Reyes
as Firecracker Teen
Brianne Davis
as Firecracker Teen
Robert Jones
as Firecracker Teen
Manish Goyal
as Habeeboo Entourage
Marco Kahn
as Habeeboo Entourage
Ahmad Jordan
as Habeeboo Entourage
Jamil N. Hodaly
as Habeeboo Entourage
Alireza Tanbakoochi
as Habeeboo Entourage
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Critic Reviews for Click

All Critics (167) | Top Critics (41)

Adam Sandler still coasts on American pop culture's peculiar indulgence of boys who won't grow up

Full Review… | July 5, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

It's a farce about loss, and it doesn't flinch.

June 27, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

I think if you're going to have a David Hasselhoff type of character and you're going to have the flatulence type of humor, then just go in that direction. Don't try to put in all this sappy stuff.

June 26, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

A domestic tragedy masquerading as a frothy frolic.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The jokes don't come frequently enough in Click, and aren't all that funny.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Salon.com
Top Critic

[Click] is an abomination.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Click

½

Adam Sandler's usual charm and antics of childish-humor and gags are displayed, but it takes a turn into the dramatic direction towards the end, which makes it hard to determined what kind of film this is. Click has its laughs, its futuristic-technology-based layouts and even its somber tones. The amount of genre-blending makes it hard to say you can laugh or cry for this movie. Regardless it makes for a fair Sandler film.

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

This movie has a huge heart - it's too bad that it's so bloody hammy. It's a reminder to not be a passenger in your life: to cherish the little things, to put family first, to not work all the time, etc., and overall, I'm glad I watched it. Not brilliant - and not hilarious, which I fear a lot of disappointed viewers hoped it would be - but worth seeing once... and though this might not be saying a lot, it's probably Sandler's best movie since a year beginning with the numbers 199. By the way: isn't the story identical to A Christmas Carol?

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

½

It's not your typical Adam Sandler movie, because the dumb humour that is in his regular comedies is present, but the drama that surrounds the core story is way too good to ignore here. Adam Sandler steps up his game in and around his performance, and it shows by the conclusion. It may not be a breakthrough film in any way, but I highly enjoy the contrast of very stupid comedy, to the true-life events that happen in the end, which makes you really think about life. "Click" is good in many ways, but there is still the un-even writing and dumb performances, like always. I really enjoy watching this movie!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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