Review

  • Warning: Spoilers
    We've seen this movie way too many times...

    A fisherman catches a magic fish, let's say. Magic fish gives him all the power in the world. When it comes down to it, the magic fish's power doesn't mean anything at all because the fisherman is a lonely guy with no love around from friends or family. Or let's look at "A Christmas Carol" (a classic Christmas-time story about how it's better to give than to receive).

    Then we have "Click," a glimpse of a busy working-man in America who has a strange amount of laziness when it comes to his family. He doesn't deserve anybody in his life the way he treats them, especially given his choices after he receives a magic remote control that allows his to speed his way through life or alter the way things are perceived to him (ie muting his wife's girlfriend or pausing his wife in the middle of an argument). So in the beginning you really don't care about him because his character is so selfish and lazy...as most of these movies go, he'll quickly learn the error of his ways...or will he? I really don't know what the originality in this film was. I used to love Adam Sandler in everything he released that he starred in, but what is this cheap ripoff of so many films as "Truman Show," "Bruce Almighty," "It's a Wonderful Life," and "Christmas Carol?" And "Pleasantville" comes to mind, although to put that great movie alongside this doesn't seem right...

    I had to give it a 5. It had slightly funny parts (especially when Rob Schneider wasn't on-screen), a terribly overused comedic soundtrack, interested gags, Christopher Walken was in it for a second (like in "Envy")...yeah, average...