Director: Frank Coraci
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kate
Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff.
Storyline: Michael finds a remote to control his life. Until it takes over.
Bottomline: Yet another fun `What-if’ movie.
The guys who wrote Bruce Almighty Steve Koren and Mark O’Keefe, wrote this one too.
That’s also probably why Click is similar in feel and genre to the Jim Carrey flick.
But Click has all the ingredients of an Adam Sandler movie, despite the resemblance to Mr. Destiny, Bedazzled and other similar-themed comedies where the poor hero needs a break and God/Devil/Angel in a human form changes it all.
So there’s Adam playing the down-on-luck guy-next-door yet again, and there’s a character with whom he does not get along (if it was the old man in 50 First Dates, here it’s a kid who is his neighbour), some gross animal humour and of course, his buddy Rob Schneider in yet another cameo, this time as Prince Habibu.
If there was Morgan Freeman playing God in Bruce Almighty, Michael Caine in Mr. Destiny playing Guardian Angel, here it is Christopher Walken playing a mysterious Morty (no prizes for guessing what the name hints at) who gives Michael (Adam Sandler) a remote that will help him control his life at the click of a button, pretty much like how you browse your DVD.
“The Making of Michael” feature on the remote is sure to have even the most bitter critics of the Adam Sandler sensibility break into a smile.
With Kate Beckinsale playing his loving wife and David Hasselhoff as his tough cookie boss, the film has an instantly likeable bunch of actors.
The biggest challenge in a ‘What if’ movie is how the director deals with the predictability in the narrative, given that it is a genre by itself.
Click has a pretty neat pace until the second half of the film where the director decides to let the drama take over to make way for greater feel-good in the climax.
It is here that the under-rated Adam Sandler (also one of the producers of the film) tries to score a few points with the critics, even donning a fat-body suit to showcase his acting prowess.
But for such minor indulgence, Click is likely to live up to its name with the Indian audience considering that we do not get much local fare in the `What-if’ genre.