Remote Control Your Destiny

Click is what happens when you take an interesting premise and cast Adam Sandler in the lead role. You end up with a movie that has fart jokes and over the top moments. Believe it or not, Click was the first Adam Sandler movie I saw. I deliberately avoided his movies for a long time, because I knew all about his reputation. I was totally immune to the effect he had on kids my age. However, Click was the one movie that caught my attention the most. A remote control that works on the real world, of course I’m curious. So it was on TV one day and I watched it. Although Adam Sandler’s particular brand of humor isn’t the best, it did make me laugh a little bit. And I know that this is a modern Sandler film, which is when his career was definitely in the toilet. Click is different though. It’s bad, but not nearly as bad some people make it out to be. There’s actually a surprising amount drama and even emotion in it. Click is also notable for a few reasons. It’s the only Sandler movie with an Academy Award nomination (makeup). It’s also the last live action role that Julie Kavner did. After that she only voiced Marge Simpson. I also feel compelled to tell you that there’s a Goosebumps book/episode also named Click that has a suspiciously similar premise. Click is a bit of a mixed bag. If you’re a fan, then this is the movie for you. If you’re not a fan, then the premise might be enough to get you to click it on.

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Morty (right) gets the universal remote for Michael (left)

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