Friday, June 30, 2006

Movie of the Week - Click

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler, David Hasselhoff

Premise: Hard working man being abused by his work goes out shopping for a universal remote hoping to at least simplify one small part of his life. The device he ends up with, however, ends up being a "self learning" remote for life.

Review: A very cute movie overall. Giant kudos to whoever came up with the remote menu sequences and also all the future technology as time passes. Loved the homage to original Star Trek at the hospital, even Tron. Many touching moments as the hero learns that work is not as important as family. Many funny moments. Christopher Walken was a hoot.

My only regret about the film was the mean things the main character does to the little boy next door. While a snot who brags about his things, you get the definite impression this is a cry for attention, and the cruelty visited on him by Sandler as a relief valve were very unkind and never redeemed.

While this film will be a riot for teens and adults, it is probably not suitable for young children due to one of the main and repeated jokes in the film having to do with the dog and the duck plushie. Horribly hilarious, but probably not appropriate. And will bring up many questions. :P

Like I said, aside from the one sour item, the film was a hoot. ***!!!!!

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