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Click: A Movie With Heart

Click Movie Review

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Click is perhaps one of actor Adam Sandler’s greatest performances. His character, Michael Newman is given a remote control that controls reality. He explores the new device’s abilities by pausing time, fast forwarding, and rewinding, to name a few examples.

The film is available for viewing on video streaming services.

Initially, it seems like all fun and games. This all changes when he discovers the intelligence of the remote. Skipping past an event once, such as taking a shower, results in the remote automatically doing this every time the event occurs.

A decent amount of emotional scenes arise due to this. Click is just as much a drama as it is a simple comedy. Michael is painted as a real person, who struggles to balance work, taking of his family, and attending to his own needs.

Relationships are developed far more than may be expected before viewing. This pays off in the end, in quite a heart wrenching scene.  Another factor in what made the end so effective was seeing his children grow into adults. It helps the viewer feel as if they are in his situation.

 

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Near the end, he discovers his father passed away while he was on autopilot, caused by the remote skipping events. In an amazing moment of character growth, the viewer watches Michael as he holds back tears replay the last time he saw him.

 

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The most important scene, however, is Michael’s death. Earlier, he suffered a heart attack at his son’s wedding after hearing his daughter call her stepfather “dad”. He is then hospitalized.

His son and  daughter leave shortly after he wakes up. He removes the IV’s in his arms in order to speak to them one last time, knowing fully well he will die. After struggling to reach him, his wife son, daughter, and their stepfather gather around him.

He tells his son “family first” and a few other lines to his other loved ones before breathing his last breath. Fortunately, the movie does not cut to black immediately after. Instead, he is brought back and given a second chance to reject the remote. Having learned his lesson, he does so gladly.

Click is a movie filled with both comedic and sad moments, worthy of being viewed multiple times with one’s family. A fair warning would be to have tissues nearby, if one were to do so, however.

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