10 Movies We're Embarrassed To Admit Got Us All Choked Up
When most people talk about Adam Sandler's performance in Click, they're using it as a reference for how downhill the man's career has gone since the days of Big Daddy, as if it were Citizen Kane or something. Click is a bad movie. The jokes are hit or miss, David Hasselfhoff's performance induces near-vomit for almost everyone who is watching it, and the main premise of the movie (controlling life with a remote control) is extremely under-utilized. Something interesting happens in Click, however, that made even the harshest of critics begin to cough back the tears. Adam Sandler's character realizes that he has been on a real "Autopilot" his entire life, grasping for the dream of money and wealth. In the process, he loses his wife, kids, and every other meaningful relationship he could've had. He discovers this as he accidentally propels himself forward in time, missing the events of his entire life. On his deathbed, he witnesses something truly tragic: his son is on the same path. Panicking, he leaves his deathbed to chase his son and plead that he doesn't make the same mistakes, and he obviously dies right there in the middle of the road. In the rain. It wasn't subtle, but the moment completely undercut all of the silly nonsense that had plagued the first two acts, though I can hardly say it redeemed the film overall.