Sunday, October 15, 2006

Looking at the movie CLICK

We rented the DVD moive “CLICK” with Adam Sandler. It was okay. It seems most actors are type-cast. Adam’s specialty is ‘Mr. Good Guy’. He played his normal good guy self in CLICK.

It was about a up and rising architect/executive who had too much on him. His work was so demanding that he could not spend hardly anytime with his wife and/or two young children.

And he is magically given a remote control that he can CLICK to instantly solve a problem presenting itself. He can put everything on pause and slap his boss, or fast forward through a situation… taking “lets hurry up and get this over with” a step further.

Unfortunately for Adam he fast forwarded through most of his life and becomes a rich lonely old man. His wife moved on and he doesn’t remember his children growing up – he shot past that era. And, now his son is a busy successful architect like his old man. It reminded me of the song “Cats Cradle”.

It is a light comedy movie, so instead of comic relief the movie gives you a tragic relief, Adam dies in the rain as an old man as his family is bending over him crying…. And yes, we are crying too.

The message, I think, is don’t be a fool, your children grow up only once – do less professional work and stop and smell the roses, or off-springs.

But wait! He wakes up! It is the ole “It was all a dream trick!” Movies, sitcoms, and comics have been using that solution for impossible situations for years.

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Blogger Carolyn said...

We haven't seen this one yet, but I remember the previews. Sounds like a good lesson there though.

8:00 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Carolyn,
About the best parts were in the previews. And it did have a good lesson ormessage to try to live by.

8:20 AM  

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