Click is one of those movies that tries to be too many things at one time. However, this is not as bad as many critics have made it out to be. Before I start to write this review (as I do with most of my reviews) I look out to see what other fans and critics think of the film. As always they bash it, hate it and point out every mistake, and pointless moment in the film. While I can agree with many points made about it, they seem to forget that its a damn movie.
Movies are met to entertain people, not make a point or try to win people over. If you try to make a point or try to prove a point, you end up having a crappy movie no one likes. This is one of the main reasons for what happened in 2005. Click on the other hands doesn’t do this. Even know you can say it was trying to prove a life lesson, which simply is that one should set his/her priorities and live life to the fullest.
Click starring Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Jennifer Coolidge, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, and Julie Kavner. The film is about a workaholic architect (Adam Sandler) is faced with a dilemma: go on a vacation with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and kids or work overtime to land a high-profile design job. Saving him from making this choice is an eccentric Bed, Bath & Beyond product developer (Christopher Walken), who gives him a universal remote that allows him to rewind, fast-forward, slow down and pause his own life.
The movie takes a big turn about halfway into it which seems a bit weird for a movie of this type to do. It almost seems like the film was trying to prove some point, but it quickly jumps back and for the film is only two hours long, it was well worth the shift in the film. While for me I didn’t mind at all. I can see how this would be a problem for the “critics”.
First off this is a comedy, its full of laughs and it’s very funny. It never tries to be more then what it wants to be, while some may disagree with it. If anything the only thing I was worry about was the movie trying to go to technical on us by explaining how the remote works or why it works, etc. It never does anything more than giving us a hint that it’s from a higher power (see the movie and you’ll know what I’m talking about.). Thank god too because I really don’t care how it works, as long as it works and that it made me laugh.
As you can guess this is where it starts to go bad for our main character here. The remote start to work on its own as its program to do. It starts to fast-forward through events and before he knows it he’s shot over 10 years into the future. As I was saying before about the critics giving the movie a bad overall review, if anything this is the major flaw of the movie, which happens halfway through, where Sandler’s character, Michael starts to realize that he’s missing his life, and wants to spend more time with his family.
I think that the theme took to long and with the movie going so long with great laughs done in typical Sandler fashion, only to shift to the point you almost want to cry. Not much room for jokes at this point, which in the eyes of the critics makes this a crappy movie. I would disagree with them, but I can see their point. Again, I don’t think the movie was trying to be more than a funny movie taking a subject like this and making it as funny as they could.
Generally a movie like this I wouldn’t rate so high. I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s a great funny movie, I don’t believe the movie was trying to do anymore but give us a light-hearted story, which if you take into context it will make you laugh and cry. As you can guess, the ending is just about as predictable as you can get, but if it was anything else I would have been pissed. The ending was the best it could have been, very light-hearted and funny. You can’t ask for any more than that form this type of movie.
While some will see this a feeling that they didn’t get what they thought they were going to get is well, stupid. Sorry but really if you go into the theater thinking that you’re going to see a great story with great laughs then you must live in your own planet. I’ve never seen one movie like this be those things. Which is why I dislike how the critics rip it apart because it doesn’t have a great story. Sure it may not be a super strong story, it may shift moods halfway, but it’s hilarious. It’s even better than “Nacho Libre” in terms of how funny it was and how the story fits with the laughs.
Overall, this movie is one of the better films done by Adam Sandler in a good long while. Personally, I think he has hit his peak with the likes of “The Waterboy”, “Happy Gilmore” and “Billy Madison”. While this may not have been as good as those, it’s well worth it seeing it at least once in the theaters. As you can guess the DVD should be full of outtakes, behind the scene looks and a great commentary track. Maybe we’ll get some deleted scenes. I totally recommend this movie to anyone who is an Adam Sandler fan, if your not I would still see it just to shack things up. If not it will make a great DVD buy which will be out near the end of the summer early fall.
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