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October 2006

By Kam WIlliams


Cast: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler
Director: Frank Coraci
Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Sony Pictures
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2006
Run Time: 108 minutes
DVD Features:
Available Subtitles: English, French
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Commentary with Adam Sandler, Director Frank Coraci, Executive Producer Tim Herilhy and Writer Steve Koren
Deleted Scenes
"Make Me Old and Fat" featurette – behind-the-scenes of the make-up effects
"FX of Click" featurette – a look at the special effects
"Fine Cookin’" featurette – Additional "Fat Suit" footage
"Design My Universe" Production Design Featurette
"Cars of the Future" featurette - A Look at the futuristic cars created for the film
"Director's Take" featurette on the Director Frank Coraci
"Dog, Dog, Duck" featurette on working with dogs


Adam Sandler Misadventure Released on DVD

For years, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) has been putting in extra hours at
work in a desperate attempt to make partner at his L.A. architectural firm. However, this effort comes at the expense of quality time with his family, as he tends to be impatient with his understanding wife (Kate Beckinsale) and irritable around his kids.

Everything changes the fateful evening Michael finds himself frustrated while trying to unwind at home after a particularly stressful day at the office. When he can’t figure out which of their assorted remote controls will turn on the television, he goes to the store to purchase a simplifying, all-in-one model.

At the store, he stumbles upon Morty (Christopher Walken), an otherworldly
employee who just happens to have a prototype for a new type of remote. What Michael doesn’t know is that this device is capable of controlling the entire universe. It enables its user to influence real-life events, by rewinding to a past moment, pausing in the present, or fast-forwarding to sneak a peek at what’s in store.

This is the basic premise of Click, a disappointing sci-fi adventure suspiciously similar to Back to the Future (1985). But this crude rip-off has none of the original’s wit, charm, humor, sophistication, emotional engagement or ultimate satisfaction. Instead, this is another Adam Sandler vehicle where he plays that familiar infantile character with an excuse to behave like a moron. Here, he comes up with nothing more imaginative to do with his newfound superpowers than to freeze bullies in order to fart in their faces or to kick them in the crotch. Yet, we’re simultaneously supposed to believe that this revenge-minded monster has somehow suddenly developed a sensitive side when he finally figures out that family comes first.

Back to the Future? Back to the drawing board!

Fair (1 star)