Columbia/Revolution/Happy Madison (Adam Sandler, Jack
Giarraputo, Neal H. Moritz, Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe, Jake Hoffman & Jonah Hill)
USA 🇺🇸 2006
W: Steve Koren & Mark O'Keefe
DP: Dean Semler
Ed: Jeff Gourson
Mus: Rupert Gregson-Williams
Adam Sandler (Michael Newman), Kate Beckinsale (Donna Newman),
Christopher Walken (Morty, the Angel of Death), David Hasselhoff (Johnny Ammer), Henry Winkler (Theodore Newman)
Although I'm not a fan of Adam Sandler, Click was a pleasant
surprise from the comedic actor's filmography.
He plays Michael Newman, a workaholic architect who acquires a
magical remote control which allows him to fast forward through dull or unpleasant moments of his life, however, the device takes on a mind of its own and fast-forwards Michael into a future
where his wife has divorced him and his children have grown to resent him.
Though the material is tailored for Adam Sandler's usual act,
it does have a good message at its heart about not taking for granted the moments we spend with family and the convenience we tend to rely on with technology.
Perhaps the treatment deserves better than Adam Sandler's
schtick, but it's fair to say that this could have been a lot worse. As is, it was good enough to be nominated for an Academy Award (for makeup). Still, considering its lead star, you wouldn't be
harshly judged if you were to switch over.