There was a point in time when Adam Sandler was the crown prince of comedies. He seemed to fill that void of the overgrown frat boy buffoon that never wanted to grow up. The only problem was that eventually he did have to grow up. When that happened, his movies became hit and miss.
"Click" is his latest effort to make a foray into the world of family comedy. At least I think it was supposed to be family comedy. It still had many crude moments in there that were geared strictly to his old audience, but the underlying message seemed to be family-oriented.
When this hit theaters, I really had no desire at all to see it. It looked like every other movie that shared the same premise. The first thing that came to mind when I saw the trailer was the teen hit "Clockstoppers" from a few years back. This one wasn't as one-dimensional as that film but that's only because the remote allowed him to do more than just pause. He could also go back in time (although he couldn't alter it) and go forward.
This one was predictable from the jump. You know as soon as he goes into the Bed Bath and Beyond store and lays down on a bed that the whole thing was just going to be a dream. Almost. They did twist it up a bit at the end.
I will give them props for the message they were trying to convey. It's your typical be careful what you wish for theory. Adam's character wanted to skip the things in life he thought wasn't important and found out he missed out on the things that were. I'll tell you right now that you're not missing a lot if you decide to take a page from his book and skip this flick.
My rating: C-