The Chronicles of Riddick
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Click (2006)
USA / English
"What If You Had A Universal Remote... That Controlled Your Universe? "
A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.
Adam Sandler Michael Newman
Kate Beckinsale Donna Newman
Christopher Walken Morty
David Hasselhoff Ammer
Henry Winkler Ted
Julie Kavner Trudy
Sean Astin Bill
Joseph Castanon Ben at 7 Years Old
Jonah Hill Ben at 17 Years Old
Jake Hoffman Ben at 22-30 Years Old
Tatum McCann Samantha at 5 Years Old
Lorraine Nicholson Samantha at 14 Years Old
Katie Cassidy Samantha at 27 Years Old
Cameron Monaghan Kevin O'Doyle
Jennifer Coolidge Janine
Director: Frank Coraci
Producer: Jack Giarraputo,Steve Koren,Neal H. Moritz,Mark O'Keefe,Adam Sandler
Writer: Steve Koren,Mark O'Keefe
Amazing movie, top to bottom...
What a pleasant surprise "Click" turned out to be! Based on the trailer, one can assume that Adam Sandler, playing Michael Newman in his latest movie, has made a movie that is just like Adam Sandler's last movie... and Adam Sandler's movie before that... and the one before that... i.e., the comedy at which you groan, shake your head, say "what the...", and yet can't help from laughing out loud. That's what you get in the first hour of this film. That hour is also as much as the trailer shows, and for good reason.

Director Frank Coraci, who also worked with Adam Sandler in directing The Waterboy and The Wedding Singer, makes excellent use of a technique that should be taken advantage of more often by more directors. He sets us up in the aforementioned first hour of the movie for laughs, and manages to do this quite a few times, and not just with the moments seen in the trailer like other comedies. And, based on one's presupposed knowledge of the typical Adam Sandler movie, one expects there to be a spiral out of control for Michael, a realization of the "right thing to do" and everything to end happily with a monologue and one final punchline, all while remaining light-hearted and humorous. However, having this expectation makes the power and the drama of the movie's second hour so much more heartfelt and emotional. This drama never comes off as forced or unnecessary, because the pacing of the transition between the two utterly different tempos is perfect. Steve Koren and Mark O'Keefe, the co-writers of this movie, used a similar technique in "Bruce Almighty", and it worked very effectively there, as well.

There's not much to be said about the ending without the possibility of spoiling it for someone, but suffice to say it accomplishes what it needs to accomplish without making you feel like you've just been cheated.

Far and away the best movie I've seen all year; likely one of the best I have or will seen for many, many years. There's so much more to see in this movie than what the trailer offers. See it... you won't regret it.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 6.8
Musician: Rupert Gregson-Williams
Running time: 107 min
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:37:2