Click

Movie review by
Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Another crude Adam Sandler movie; not for tweens.
  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 97 minutes

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 121 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

The main character eventually learns his lesson but there are no other positive messages.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Though he reforms by the end, Michael is selfish, crude, and calculatedly cruel throughout, picking on rivals, children, and his boss.

Violence

Injuries played for laughs. Michael kicks Bill in the crotch repeatedly and slaps his boss in the face; someone says he wants to slit his wrists; someone wants to use a sword to cut his "d--k off" a heart attack leads to frantic pain for Michael.

Sex

Sight gag has remote "erect" under Michael's pants; repeated jokes/images of dogs "humping" stuffed animal; reference to "porno," jokes about Michael's "shmeckel," fast-motion sex shown as shadow; allusions to "boobies," a jokey office lecture about sexual harassment includes reference to one as a "slut" Michael slows a jogger to watch her breasts bounce; Jeanine is repeatedly "horny," gag about a woman who undergoes a sex change; Michael tells Marty he doesn't "play for that team" (thinking he's being seduced); jokes about Britney Spears having her 23rd baby and a cloned Michael Jackson "molesting himself."

Language

Multiple (more than 10) uses of s-word; several uses of "ass," one f-word; one cut-off "holy motherf-----r" and one obscene finger gesture; repeated use of "shmeckel" (baby Michael's penis); lots of other profanity.

Consumerism

Vendors named or displayed include: McDonald's, TiVo, Staples, Best Buy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, TGI Friday's; products (named and pictured) include: Hostess Twinkies, Yodels, and cupcakes, Bose, Chuck Taylor high-tops, Cup Noodles, Speedo, Lucky Charms, Coca-Cola.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Wine, liquor, and beer drinking, cigar-smoking; references to drugs (acid, crack, marijuana, morphine), image of someone smoking hashish.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film includes repeated crude references to sexual activity and desire. These jokes range from sexual activity in fast-motion to the magical remote posing as the protagonist's erect penis. Violence is broadly comic, including a couple of scenes where the protagonist "freeze-frames" an adversary, then beats or kicks him, as well as some falling and slamming of children (the protagonist runs over a child's toy on purpose). The film pushes the envelope on PG-13 language, including one pronounced f-word and another that's cut off (after "mother").

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bybaconbrother4 April 9, 2008

I cried! I laughed!

YES I ripped off what it said but it was a serius movie and it was funny
Adult Written bykarol j April 9, 2008

Not appropriate for any age

This movie could have been funny. Why do they always have to ruin them with sex and bad language. Very disappointed, but I should have known better with Adam Sa... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bytimmphy poo July 11, 2010
it was so funny!!!
Kid, 12 years old August 26, 2010

Cool

WAY too much language but extremely funny movie. The hospital scenes might scare kids under 10, even though they really shouldn't be watching the movie any... Continue reading

What's the story?

In CLICK, ambitious architect named Michael (Adam Sandler) doesn't spend enough time with his wife, Donna (Kate Beckinsale) and two kids. Pressed into yet more overtime by his obnoxious boss Ammer (David Hasselhoff), Michael finally becomes desperate and agrees to take home a magic "universal remote" from the obviously odd Morty ( Christopher Walken), a mad-scientist-type technician who's hidden in a back room in Bed, Bath & Beyond (the room is marked "Way Beyond"). Morty has changed Michael's options: The remote allows him to fast-forward, rewind, search by chapter, and freeze-frame his life. Soon he finds himself short-cutting more than an occasional argument with Donna or a long work weekend, and skips entire years, at which point he learns the costs of ignoring his family, his health, and any semblance of a moral conscience.

Is it any good?

Goofy and crude, Click is one more Adam Sandler movie where he learns the same lesson again. If you've seen any other Sandler comedy (especially others also directed by his buddy Frank Coraci), you know what this lesson is: He must grow up and appreciate the beautiful woman who forgives all kinds of childish behaviors.

While the point is clear enough, it's so blatant and comes at such a high price – putdowns, relentless childish jokes about sex (including one involving a dog repeatedly "humping" a stuffed duck), not to mention an extended fart joke -- that you feel rather battered by film's end. Some of the physical antics might amuse tween boys, but the crude material makes even that seem too costly.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the film's "message" concerning the value of family and interpersonal relationships over work and career. They can also talk about why Adam Sandler's brand of raunchy comedy is so popular. What is the appeal of a movie like this?

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