Directed by: Frank Coraci
Written by: Steve Coren & Mike O'Keefe
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner, Sean Astin, Jennifer Coolidge
Pretty entertaining film about a man with a remote that controls everything, but completely ruins his life.
It's an old idea (anybody know the story about the little boy who pulls the string to make his life go faster?) but done in a new, amusing way. With Christopher Walken. My God I love him.
And, for all his vices, Adam Sandler is pretty funny too. It almost seems that he's been getting more and more likeable these days, much to my disgust. Still, his very name inspires feelings of nausea. I just can't get over that.
The cast in general is good, and fun to watch. And hey, Kate Beckinsale can actually hold her own without a leather suit. Alright, she was a little hard to recognize. I kid. I like her.
It did have those horrible kinds of heartwarming elements, like the man who learns to appreciate his family or whatever, but they were handled fairly well and didn't make me feel like I was being tricked into watching a wholesome family film.
It was much too dirty for that... although, some of those kiddie movies can get pretty dirty, and violent! My God. I guess that kind of thing just sails over kids heads, though. If they don't understand it, they don't register it. And I can say that because I'm close enough to my glorius youth to vividly remember that sort of thing!
Moving on, I'm still debating with myself over whether or not I liked this better than Bruce Almighty. Same writers, same principle. Bruce has Jim Carey and Morgan Freeman, Click has Adam Sandler and Christopher Walken. It's a tough call. I'm going to go with Bruce though, just because I love Jim Carey at least twice as much as I love Adam Sandler. (Okay, that was only after I saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...)