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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Click Review

Click Review
Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities


Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Henry Winkler, Christopher Walken, Julie Kavner, David Hasselhoff and Sean Astin

Directed by: Frank Coraci

Length: 98 minutes

Studio: Sony

I like Adam Sandler. I liked him when he was the crazy dude on Remote Control, then I liked him Saturday Night Live. I especially liked his comedy album and then I really liked his movies Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. Then I kind of began to think his schtick was getting old with Big Daddy and The Waterboy, but then I began to like Adam again when he did Punch Drunk Love. Then I was really annoyed with him for doing a movie with Drew Barrymore called 50 First Dates. I hated that movie and I think I also secretly hate Drew Barrymore. OK, fine. It's not a secret anymore.

One thing you can't not like about Adam Sandler is that he doesn't tuck his shirt in very often. It doesn't matter which character he plays. But he's not a tuck your shirt in kind of guy. Another thing you have to admire is that he's a Jew. And not afraid to admit it. Only a Jew would make famous the Hannukah Song and make a stupid animated movie called 8 Crazy Nights. Hannukah is a fake Jewish Holiday. But Sandler has the balls to ride his Jewiness to the bank, even when he doesn't have to.

Enough about Sandler and on to Click. Click is a story we've seen before. Basically it's like the John Ritter movie called STAY TUNED, only this remote control doesn't enter you into the TV and there is no Don Knotts character in the film. Instead we have The Fonz (Henry Winkler) as Sandler's Dad and the always brilliant and creepy Christopher Walken as (spoiler: The Angel of Death)

The plot revolves around the fact that Sandler, as a young father, architect, husband and son is very stressed, and stretched for time. A feeling I am sure many of us feel. There's not enough time and not enough of you to go around. And in the age of the Tivo remote. Why not cut to the chase, cut out the commercials and just get to the meat of the moments, so that you can accomplish more and be more energy efficient. This is the crux of the story and truly, it's a story worth telling.

Unfortunately, the story is told in a very depressing way once we get into it. The laughter dries up. The trademark Sandler silliness is gone and we have one a movie that began as Happy Gilmore end as Punch Drunk Love. Sneaky how they made us laugh and not they made us think. HOW DARE YOU MAKE US THINK? HOW DARE YOU MAKE US FEEL SANDLER?

Well, I don't mind thinking and feeling somtimes. So I'll give this movie a 2 star review and I'll remind everyone in the world of the following facts:

1. Sony Pictures can cut a trailer and tv spots that can fool even you

2. Sony Pictures can spend a great deal of money on advertising and insure that their films open- if they have the potential to and Click did have that potential and did open.

3. Adam Sandler doesn't like to tuck his shirt in.

4. Kate Beckinsale is classy and hot and everyone should have one of her. Forget the cool Universal Remote Control. I'll have a Kate Beckinsale please.

5. Slow down, your moving too fast. Got to make the morning last babe.... Enjoy life. Even the crappy commercials can be interesting and fun, etc.

2 Stars


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