Today was I having a rerun of some movies I got stored on my hard disk. And it just so happens that most of the movies i have are comedies with Adam Sandler starring in them. Which got me watching his movie ‘Click’ again.
Adam Sandler is best known as the movie comedian. Hard to actually take most of his films seriously since they are always shown in a lighthearted manner. However i think that is the best thing about the stuff he’s done so far. Like ‘Click‘ and ‘You Don’t Mess With The Zohan‘, both touched on certain topics that left poignant thoughts in your head.
What I just adored about ‘Click’, was despite all the goofy moments, words and actions. In the end there was a stronger message that Adam was hoping to share with it. Which was family comes first before your work or career. I think every one can relate to that problem. Do you pick your career or do you pick quality times with your family? Even more so when you don’t just have one family but you also have the family of a partner. Just too many things to consider – on that note anyway. How often do we just go through life not really enjoying it with your loved ones. Just watching it pass by because we are rushing to get to some bigshot promotion or whatever it is that one aims for. It’s a good thing for one to just sit back, take a breather and spend time with the things that matter.
‘Click’ touched me, like no comedy movie has done. And even though I’ve seen it easily 4-5 times now. It still makes me tear at the part where Adam’s character, Michael Newman, finds out that his father had passed away so he goes to the last moment he saw his dad. The last time he saw his dad it ended on a bad note because he was on ‘autopilot’ causing him to only be bothered about his work. That was also the last time he heard his father say he loved him.
Another part of the movie that got me tearing again, was the very ending when he was trying to catch up with his grown up son who was about to leave the hospital. The shot and set up was fantastic. With him running in the rain to get to his son, Ben and when he ends up tripping over his feet. He has to squeeze every once of his energy to scream for Ben. Ben suddenly drops the umbrella and runs to Michael. That cracked and moved me.
I feel this is his best work in terms of acting anyway. Sure may not be that different, but i just love movies that make you think about life. Topics that touch right here at the heart. It’s movies like – in my opinion – that stays close to home and makes a difference in lives.
Click is a great for a laugh and also for some good loving thoughts on family.