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(2006), PG-13 ["Hard" R-13*] (1hr 40min)

Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
June 22, 2006
42 out of 100

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(While the Scriptural references are certainly not subjective, my commentary may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary.

(2006), PG-13 ["Hard" R-13*] --"My boy was just like me."

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Columbia Pictures Corporation, Revolution Studios, Happy Madison Productions, Original Film
Distribution (US): Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Pictures Releasing
Director(s): Frank Coraci
Producer(s): Doug Belgrad, Barry Bernardi, Todd Garner, Jack Giarraputo, Steve Koren, Tania Landau, Neal H. Moritz, Mark O'Keefe, Adam Sandler, Matthew Tolmach
Written by: Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe
Cinematography/Camera: Dean Semler
Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams
Film Editing: Jeff Gourson
Casting: Roger Mussenden
Production Design: Perry Andelin Blake
Art Direction: Alan Au, Jeffrey Mossa
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

I am completing this report rapid-fire, so please forgive me if I miss the taget a few times.

Please note that if you do not like to read about vulgar behaviors in and as entertainment, continue your surfing to another page now. I am indeed uncomfortable with sharing the content of this film and am as polite a I can be and try to sanitize the descriptions as best I can. But Click  is a vulgar film and if you don't read about it here before your kids see this hard R-13 film (if they do) they will see and  hear it all ... unsanitized. It is an Adam Sandler film so what else are we to expect? [Jude 1:4]

Dogs, large and small, make mating moves on a large stuffed duck. On both ends of the duck. One time with two dogs at once, one on each end of the duck. The wife talks about repairing the hole made by the dogs in the back end of the duck. Shadows show the movements of intercourse. Twice. One of those times the shadows show a dog making mating moves on the man's posterior as he makes the same moves on his stage wife. To coin a phrase and use it accurately, it doesn't get any better than that. [Eph. 5:4]

Such is the caliber of Click. How it got a PG-13 rating I have no idea and don't want to know. Though it is my subjective opinion, this film is not  fit for anyone let alone 13 year old kids (and younger).

There is also the full gambit of profanity. Repeatedly. Including the most foul of the foul words, repeatedly. [Col. 3:8] And God's name in vain both with and without the four letter expletive, repeatedly. [Deut. 5:11] PG-13 films typically take one and a half to two of our log pages to record all the findings. This film required more than three. Seeing the list in the Sexual Immorality part of the Findings/Scoring section should help you fathom that.

This film is another perfect  example of the CAP Rule of 1000: of Hollywood using hundreds of assaults on morality and decency of the "lesser" kind in less severely rated films to get the same effect as using fewer but more bold examples such as those typically used in R-rated films. See our CAP Rule of 1000 at for more information. [Ps. 12:8]

About the story, star architect Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is becoming more and more pressured to perform at his job and has increasingly less time to attend family concerns.

It's a good story and it works. It works as well as it did in classics of entertainment such as It's a Wonderful Life complete with an angel and even Harry Chapin's Cats in the Cradle. Newman is George Bailey of It's a Wonderful Life  and "dad" in Cats in the Cradle  all rolled up into one. In each case the story is about a man who becomes obsessed with work/money and looses sight of the things that are really important.

From Chapin's Cat's in the Cradle:  "When you coming home, dad?" "I don't know when, But we'll get together then. You know we'll have a good time then." A later verse of the song changes the person to "When you coming home, son?" "I don't know when, But we'll get together then. You know we'll have a good time then." Another repeated verse is "You know I'm gonna be like him." These verses echoed from long ago as Newman told his young son, Ben (Joseph Castanon) he would get to finishing the tree house ... soon. "I promise." "You know we'll have a good time then." But ten years later it is still not finished. Later in life, Newman's adult son (Jake Hoffman) becomes a carbon copy of his dad, canceling his honeymoon to attend to a really important job affair. "He'd grown up just like me. My boy was just like me." [Eph. 6:4]

One evening, Newman is so frustrated with trying to mix work with his kids he stops work for a moment to turn on a TV show to occupy the kids. As he clicks the remote the ceiling fan comes on. Clicking another remote he thought to be the TV remote, the garage door opens. Now Newman is fuming. He storms out to find a universal remote.

With all stores closed as if to spoof It's a Wonderful Life,  Newman finally finds a "Bed, Bath and Beyond" store open. In the store, after searching high and low for TV remotes, Newman finds a door labeled "Beyond." Entering the door Newman finds a counter called "Way Beyond" and meets the clerk, Morty (Christopher Walken).

Morty empathizes with Newman and leads him to "Really New Stuff" and hands him a special universal remote. There is one catch. It may not be returned since it is free and not even in the bar code system yet. This remote is special and universal indeed. It controls the universe. With it, Newman is able to pause life, fast-forward it, reverse it and even call up a menu of his life.

The film does a good job of portraying loosing sight of things that are really important due to the addiction of workaholism. But the film is a victim of its own "message" as as it looses sight of things that are really important -- decency and morality. And as long as we defend films like this, embrace them, pay for them, enjoy them, want them, they won't change. [again Ps. 12:8] For the better anyway. "Better" by God's standards. Not ours.


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  • Eph. 5:4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
  • Col. 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [Vain is shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as an expletive. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or thoughtful discussion is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name.]
  • Eph. 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
  • Rom. 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
  • Jude 1:4 For there are certain men* crept in unawares [secretly slipped in among us], who were before of old ordained to this condemnation [whose condemnation was written about long ago], ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness [a license for immorality], and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
  • Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [Offend: skandalizo {skan-dal-id'-zo} - scandalize; to entice to sin; to cause a person to begin to distrust and desert one whom he ought to trust and obey; to cause to fall away.]
  • Ps. 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me [let no sin rule over me].
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. ["Evil" includes all things that are sinful.]


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The objective heart of the CAP Analysis Model, independent of and insulated from the Summary / Commentary section.)

    Click (2006) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • slapstick violence, twice
  • talk of suicide

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 32 uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary, six of them before a child and two by a child
  • two uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • lies, repeatedly, once to implicate a child for revenge
  • hoping for a shortened life
  • hatefulness at children
  • adolescent disrespect of father
  • fat humor, repeatedly
  • flatulence
  • vulgar gesture

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • adult in underwear, repeatedly
  • dogs making mating motions on a large stuffed duck, numerous times, both ends of the duck, once the dog falling off the duck in exhaustion, once with two dogs at the same time
  • homosexual comment by a child
  • homosexual comment by an adult
  • dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure, repeatedly, some before a child
  • innuendo at child regarding immoral sex
  • additional sexual innuendo, repeatedly
  • excessive cleavage, repeatedly
  • vulgar argument
  • shadows of intercourse, twice, once with dog making mating movements on the man's posterior
  • transvestism
  • talk of intercourse
  • inference of bestiality
  • crotch kicks
  • crude humor
  • adult male in speedo before children
  • women as toys/ornaments
  • oral sex innuendo by a child to parents
  • woman talking of repairing hole made in the rear of a stuffed duck caused by the family dog making mating movements on it
  • man and woman discussing methods of foreplay
  • inappropriate touch
  • man and woman in bed nude, gender-specifics not seen
  • additional sex comments and references
  • slo-mo of busty woman jogging with camera angle to force viewer on private parts
  • picture of homosexual massage
  • anatomical reference
  • toilet humor
  • additional homosexual mannerisms and inferences, one being a male sponging the chest of another male in stereotype dress

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • abuse of medication, repeatedly
  • smoking
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • booze, repeatedly
  • young girl talking of using illegal drugs

    Offense to God (O)
  • 17 uses of God's name in vain without the four letter expletive and twice with it
  • inexplicable reappearance of an object, repeatedly
  • divorce
  • lustful talk by an "angel"
  • other manners of portraying an angel as lustful, to imply angels are humans

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

  • Christian Educators Association International



    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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