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A movie based on Milo Manara's graphic novel series: "Click"
on May 19, 2005
Closer to 3 and a half stars than 4 (3.65).
A rather short unrated adult "comedy" based on the series of adult graphic novels by Milo Manara that go under the name "Click." Lots of nudity and "action." The film is also known as: "Click: The Ultimate Attraction," and "Click: The Body Beautiful." The movie has a copyright of 2002, but there are a series of 7 90 minute TV movies that were made in 1997 based on "Click", and "Ultimate Attraction" might be one of those TV movies.
DVD Features: The DVD contains the movie, biographies, and available hits (4 trailers including "Ultimate Attraction," "Midnight Tease 2," "Knocking on Death's Door," and "Emmanuelle: First Contact.")
Credits: Stars: Gabriella Hall (Linda - trainer; "Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man" and over 30 other films and TV series), David Chielens (Ben), Nina Leichtling (Margo; "Anywhere but Here"), Jacqueline Lovell (Susan; "Lolita 2000"), Rick Jordan (Ted Fields; "Click: For the Love of the Click"), Robert Donovan (William Haywood - spa owner; "Shadow Dancer") and Taylor St.Claire (New Linda). The director is Rafael Glenn. Interesting, it would appear that financing came from Ireland-Holland-France & the USA.
Plot: A failing gym/spa tries to keep in business, and keep from being taken over, by using an electronic device to make customers very very "excited." The device literally fell from the sky, dropped through the toilet by a man trying to prevent its capture by the police.
Review: Unlike the other movie that I have reviewed based on a Manara series; I've read the "Click" series of books. While both the movie and the books use an electronic device, the books require an actual implantation of a receiver into the brain. The movie does not require this operation for the device to cause an individual to be infected by "adult happy" vibes. Both include at least one prudish woman that is "changed." The "victim" was the "good" person in the book, not the manipulators like in the movie. This movie does not really have the feel of a Manara book (though the books aren't all great). And unlike that other movie, this one jumps immediately into nudity and "adult fun time."
The movie feels a lot longer than it actually is because the "adult fun" nude scenes just go on way too long, and actually becomes a little boring (it has to say something that I found myself fast forwarding through the overly long nude scenes, and there's at least one scene that I didn't fast forward through more because of the music than the action; and several of the "good" scenes are fuzzy or foggy). That and there is a lot less "mainstream" scenes in this movie than there probably should be. The movie does seem to be a step above a movie with just nude scenes with filler, but it isn't that far away from that type of movie.
Some of the acting isn't that bad, some is like something like you might find on a soap opera, and some is quite bad (though one on of the stars obviously knows how to act). I believe this film occurred after "Erotic Misadventures of the Invisible Man." If I'm right, then Hall's acting has regressed (and maybe shows why she stars in these types of movies and gets bit parts in mainstream movies). The plot is very thin, nothing more than a means to have nudity and adult fun. The humor is quite thin in this adult comedy, though there appear to be parts that seem as if they are supposed to be funny. The sound made by the active device is very irritating. Most of the women are attractive, and while it is harder for me to tell, most of the men seem to fall into the less attractive category (at least two might fall into the handsome category). Hall is a rather attractive woman, a "real" looking woman (other than the overly endowed top (that's before the "large balloons" gag, during which she is gigantic, clothed, but gigantic, at which point her "natural" size doesn't look as large)), but she does appear to be a little too fleshy to be an overly tight/fit fitness trainer, like she is supposed to be. The film inserts some common San Francisco scenes to remind the audience that the film is supposed to occur in that city. Overall, starts slow and some of the scenes are just too long. (3.65)