Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Is work keeping you too busy for family? Are you preoccupied with deadlines, projects, meetings, conferences and being stuck in the office? Is life passing you by?

My student and my husband watched Click a few nights ago and I was too busy to watch it with them. I was talking to a girlfriend of mine who lives far, far away from where we live. Catching up on the phone is something we don't get to do much of these days.

I heard my student and my husband howling with laughter throughout the movie. I wish I had watched the movie with them.

Hubby informed me that Click was going to be on TV again tonight, so I decided to watch it. Hubby saw it the other night, so he went to sleep, and our student went to sleep too. There I was, watching a movie all by myself. Oh, let me correct myself. I wasn't alone. The kittens were curled up on the sofa with me.

Basically, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is a workaholic who doesn't have time for his family and puts work before his wife (Kate Beckinsale), kids and his parents. He meets this strange man named Morty, who gives him a special remote control that can let him replay, mute, pause, and fast forward parts of his life. He ends up fast forwarding most of the important parts of his family's life and regrets what he's done. The ending is quite sad and touching. The message in the end is clearly, "family first".

There were some really funny parts in the movie and some parts I found not so tasteful... especially if you have children at home. There are sexual referrences and scenes with some foul language. I bawled my eyes out in the end though. Can you picture how sad that must have looked? Me watching the movie, crying like a baby, tissue box almost empty, a cat on my lap and another curled up beside me? Ahhhhhh...I am such a cry baby! :) Ah, quel fromage!

*Some added goodies to make you laugh :)
Stiffler's mom (I don't know the name of the actress) plays the crazy, emotional, friend.

David Hasselhoff plays the jerk-of- the- year boss. I used to like him in Baywatch back in the day!

Sean Astin plays the Speedo wearing swimming instructor turned husband in the movie. Funny seeing him not dressed like a hobbit!

Christopher Walken plays Morty, the strange guy who gives Adam Sandler the remote control. If you're clever, you'll note that 'Morty' can be associated with 'mort' (death). I picked that up, but no one else I spoke to seemed to make the connection.


Dan said...

Is work keeping you too busy for family? Are you preoccupied with deadlines, projects, meetings, conferences and being stuck in the office? Is life passing you by?

Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes! Has my family been talking to you?? :)

Karen MEG said...

I'll have to watch that Chrissy. I tend to really like Adam Sandler, even in really bad movies (can you say "Waterboy"?).
Ian's travel schedule is much better this year, and he's making a conscious effort to be more fit and do more family stuff with us now that he's home more(he loves having individual "dates" with the kids, as do I).
But we're lucky - both of us have had our family as our priority from day 1. Honestly, what's more important.

japanmanpete said...

It is a good thing I do not have family here. Although I would not say I was too busy with work. The school I work for gives me good hours. I get a lot of time to go for a few pints with my mates after work. I am busy drinking!

Chrissy121875 said...

Actually, I did speak with your family. Your mom says she wants you to invite her over for supper tomorrow ;)

I have to admit, I am an Adam Sandler fan...even when some of his movies aren't particularly great! LOL! I really liked him in The Wedding Singer. I did enjoy Click too. I seriously bawled my eyes out. If you watch the movie, let me know. I'm curious to see if you'll cry too...or if I'm just an overly emotional wreck! ;) Hey, I even cried when I watched The Little Mermaid and Bambi! I even cry when I see that Tim Horton's commercial with the old Chinese guy watching his grandson's hockey game!!!

*sigh* I remember those days...

doggy mama said...

I completely agree with this review!

And I was bawling at the end, too... it had a very nice message.

We ALL can stand to slow down and take time to appreciate the simple things in life!

Diesel said...

I'll pass on this one. I think I'll push my daughter on the tire swing instead. :)

Chrissy121875 said...

Doggy Mama:
You are absolutely right! For me, that's what life's all about...time for family and loved ones :)

You are a wonderful Dad! I'm sure your daughter and son appreciate you for spending so much time with them!

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