Featured In Issue 115, December 2006

WSR Score2
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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For language, crude and sex-related humore, and some drug references
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Frank Coraci
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Dolby Digital 5.1
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Michael Newman (Sandler) is a workaholic who never seems to have time for his wife (Beckinsale) and kids. Television is the only pleasure he allows himself, so he goes in search of a universal remote to make viewing easier. After an eccentric character (Walken) gives Michael the latest and greatest gadget to use, he discovers that it will control more than just the television. With just one Click of a button, Michael can turn off barking dogs, fast forward through moments he wants to avoid, and even travel back and forth in time. But when the remote seems to be controlling Michael more than Michael is controlling the remote, he knows it's time to make some changes in his life. (Tricia Spears)

Special features are the same as on the DVD but minus the previews and up-front ads: cast and crew commentary; four deleted scenes; the following featurettes: "Make Me Old And Fat" (6-1/2 minutes), "FX Of Click" (five minutes), "Design My Universe" (five minutes), "Cars Of The Future" (three minutes), "Humping Dogs" (one minute), "Director's Take" (four minutes), and "Fine Cookin'" (three minutes).

The MPEG-2-encoded Blu-ray Disc picture is much more consistent than many of Sony Pictures' early releases on the format. Colors are more vibrant than in the DVD, and wide shots look much better. Outdoors, whites can be slightly bloomy and bleed at times, but it is not overly distracting. (Danny Richelieu)

The DVD's Dolby® Digital encoding and the Blu-ray Disc's uncompressed linear PCM 5.1-channel encoding are generally relegated to the front three screen channels, with very little surround envelopment. The noise floor is relatively high with both encodings, but the Blu-ray Disc's encoding is much lower than the DVD's. Dialogue is much more articulate with the linear PCM encoding, but neither version are all that exciting. (Danny Richelieu)