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Click (2006)

PG-13 | | 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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Frank Coraci
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Michael Newman
Kate Beckinsale ... Donna Newman
Christopher Walken ... Morty
David Hasselhoff ... Ammer
Henry Winkler ... Ted Newman
Julie Kavner ... Trudy Newman
Sean Astin ... Bill
Joseph Castanon ... Ben Newman at 7 Years Old
Jonah Hill ... Ben at 17 Years Old
Jake Hoffman ... Ben Newman at 22-30 Years Old
Tatum McCann ... Samantha Newman at 5 Years Old
Lorraine Nicholson ... Samantha Newman at 14 Years Old
Katie Cassidy ... Samantha at 27 Years Old
Cameron Monaghan ... Kevin O'Doyle
Jennifer Coolidge ... Janine
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In the lake scene, Michael (Adam Sandler) reminisces about his childhood at Lake Winnipesaukee. Winnipesaukee is approximately fifty miles north of Manchester, New Hampshire; where Sandler grew up. See more »

Goofs

During Ben's swim meet there are no timers (people recording swimmer's times on stopwatches), nor are there any touch-pads to automatically record the times. See more »

Quotes

Michael Newman: WILL YOU GIVE ME A BREAK ONE TIME?
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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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Referenced in Everyday Is Like Sunday (2013) See more »

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Someday
(2001)
Written by Julian Casablancas
Performed by The Strokes
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music entertainment and Courtesy of Rough Trade Records Ltd. (UK and Eire)
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Amazing movie, top to bottom...
23 June 2006 | by minorchordSee 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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Release Date:

23 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,011,365, 25 June 2006

Gross USA:

$137,355,633

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,685,326
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1.85 : 1
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