Click is a 2006 American fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Frank Coraci, written by Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe, and produced by Adam Sandler, who also stars in the lead role. The film co-stars Kate Beckinsale as his wife Donna and Christopher Walken as Morty, an eccentric stranger. Sandler plays Michael Newman, an overworked architect who neglects his family. Produced by Happy Madison Productions and Revolution Studios, the film was released in the United States on June 23, 2006, by Columbia Pictures and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing.
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) seems to have it all but his wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale), is increasingly frustrated by the amount of time he has to spend at work. Michael cannot find time to be at home until he meets an eccentric inventor (Christopher Walken) who gives him a universal remote that controls time. At first he happily skips the boring times until he realizes the remote is in control of his life and he learns to cherish all the precious moments with his family.
- The idea of a remote control that can control everything isn't really a bad idea, but the execution is dreadful for these reasons listed below.
- In regards to the premise of the film, it had already been done in an episode with the same name of the Goosebumps television series, where a boy gets a universal remote and uses it on his life to do whatever he wants.
- Poorly done humor with unfunny pop culture references including; Hulk and .
- Tons of uncensored sex jokes in a PG-13 rated film, such as the infamous scene where the dog literally humps a plush duck, and the kids call it wrestling.
- The story is just dumb and stupid.
- The visual effects aren't all that great.
- At times it feels like a rip-off of It's A Wonderful Life, Bruce Almighty and Back to the Future.
- Pathetic ending scene where they got another dog and the joke mentioned in reason 4 is repeated.
- Although the effects used on a virtual room look impressive, they also aren't that spectacular as it just a blue background with DVD menu commands.
- The main character is unlikable, stupid and obnoxious.
- The effect used in the scene where the main character turns green and then purple looks stupid.
- A stupid joke where the main character changes the language that the guy at the representation room speaks in.
- In its own hand, the movie does try to have some emotional moments, like the main character's death in the future, but it ends up being weird, especially considering, that he later quickly gets back to the real world to be normal again.
- Product placement of Bed, Bath and Beyond.
- The effects for the virtual room look impressive.
- Some of the acting is good
- The soundtrack is fine.
- As mentioned above, the premise is pretty good, but it was poorly executed.
- There was one cameo of one clip of one episode of Dragon Tales (even though it’s owned by Sony, the owner of Columbia Pictures, which this movie is distributed by) shows up on TV.
- The kids in this movie don't seem to be annoying.
Click received mixed reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film currently holds a 33% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the consensus is: "This latest Adam Sandler vehicle borrows shamelessly from It's a Wonderful Life and Back to the Future, and fails to produce the necessary laughs that would forgive such imitation.". Metacritic gave it a score of 45 out of 100, based on 35 reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale. Despite this, it has developed a cult following over the years since its release, and many people now see it as a decent film for Adam Sandler.
Despite the mixed reviews, it was nominated an Oscar for Best Makeup, making it the only Sandler film to be nominated for an Oscar (as of 2020).