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3.0 out of 5 stars Misguided effort has its moments, October 15, 2006
This review is from: Click (Special Edition) (DVD)
Click isn't a bad movie. It's just not a very funny or original one. With a plot that could have been culled from an array of anthology shows, or even a sketch comedy show (I did see it done on one), Sandler and co. tread on dangerous, often predictable ground. The movie almost succeeds, but fails because it doesn't know whether it wants to be a comedy or a drama.

The film features a well intentioned father who is a workaholic that works hard because he believes it will ultimately be better for his family. He wishes life were a lot easier and while out to purchase a universal remote for his TV, runs into the mysterious Morty who gives him a "universal" remote. Supposedly, comedy should ensue.

Here is where problems come in. Watching Sandler glide through the future after his remote continually fast forwards, we are given dreary future events. Occaisonally, there are spotty laughs, usually regarding sex or bodily function. Either way, they are crude and inappropriate for the tone of the rest of the film.

Then there are similarities between It's a Wonderful Life/Scrooge, and any number of stories that ask "what if" and in the end, present themselves as cautionary tales. This film is very predictable from start to finish.

There are moments to this film - and the big moment is Sandler. Sandler has been positioned as a sort of everyman who somehow succeeds in all his films. He has a likeability that allows him to succeed in spite of the material. However, scripts often have lewd humor that keep Sandler from reaching his potential, as he did in Spanglish, Puch Drunk Love, and even in earlier comedies like the Wedding Singer. Take the unneccessary humor away and you have a much more watchable, if predictable, movie to watch.
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Initial post: Oct 19, 2006, 1:22:16 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 19, 2006, 1:24:06 AM PDT
Ladyhawke says:
I agree with Poor Napolean. I really liked Adam Sandler in Waterboy but Big Daddy was such a turn off.
The crude humor really takes away from the Adam Experience.
Too bad, because he is so talented otherwise.
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