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Click (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  23 June 2006 (USA)
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A workaholic 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 choices.

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Michael Newman (Sandler) is a hard working family man, who must please his boss (Hasselhoff), in order to get promoted. Problem is he gets less time with his family, and wishes for a remote in which he can control his life. This soon comes true for Newman, when he meets Morty (Walken), a crazy sales clerk, who has the ultimate remote. A remote in which he can do anything, including muting, skipping and dubbing his life. He finds this to be the opportunity in which he can not only skip every argument, but also skip to his promotion. He sees this as a good idea, until the remote goes horribly wrong. Written by Film_Fan

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What If You Had A Universal Remote... That Controlled Your Universe?


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Rated PG-13 for language, crude and sex-related humor, and some drug references | See all certifications »

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23 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Click - perdiendo el control  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,797,073 (UK) (29 September 2006)

Gross:

£7,873,855 (UK) (17 November 2006)
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Alan Silvestri was attached as the film's composer, but he left the project in late March 2006 due to "creative differences". See more »

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During the wedding sequence, while the band is playing "Linger", the bass player is bowing an electric upright bass, but the music is clearly a plucked upright bass. See more »

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Michael Newman: I missed the whole Dragon Tales era?
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Crazy Credits

This movie is dedicated to my mom and dad, and to all our parents who never thought twice about putting their family first. And to my wife and daughter, thanks for making it so easy for me to do the same. See more »

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Spoofs The Incredible Hulk (1978) See more »

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I'm Gonna Live Till I Die
(1954)
Written by Al Hoffman, Walter Kent, and Mann Curtis (as Manny Curtis)
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Amazing movie, top to bottom...
23 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a pleasant surprise "Click" turned out to be! Based on the trailer, one can assume that Adam Sandler, playing Michael Newman in his latest movie, has made a movie that is just like Adam Sandler's last movie... and Adam Sandler's movie before that... and the one before that... i.e., the comedy at which you groan, shake your head, say "what the...", and yet can't help from laughing out loud. That's what you get in the first hour of this film. That hour is also as much as the trailer shows, and for good reason.

Director Frank Coraci, who also worked with Adam Sandler in directing The Waterboy and The Wedding Singer, makes excellent use of a technique that should be taken advantage of more often by more directors. He sets us up in the aforementioned first hour of the movie for laughs, and manages to do this quite a few times, and not just with the moments seen in the trailer like other comedies. And, based on one's presupposed knowledge of the typical Adam Sandler movie, one expects there to be a spiral out of control for Michael, a realization of the "right thing to do" and everything to end happily with a monologue and one final punchline, all while remaining light-hearted and humorous. However, having this expectation makes the power and the drama of the movie's second hour so much more heartfelt and emotional. This drama never comes off as forced or unnecessary, because the pacing of the transition between the two utterly different tempos is perfect. Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe, the co-writers of this movie, used a similar technique in "Bruce Almighty", and it worked very effectively there, as well.

There's not much to be said about the ending without the possibility of spoiling it for someone, but suffice to say it accomplishes what it needs to accomplish without making you feel like you've just been cheated.

Far and away the best movie I've seen all year; likely one of the best I have or will seen for many, many years. There's so much more to see in this movie than what the trailer offers. See it... you won't regret it.


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