The title of Click, Adam Sandler’s movie about a man who finds a remote control that can freeze-frame his life, may have been a misspelling of ”Cliché,” writes USA Today‘s Claudia Puig, one of many reviewers who noticed the film’s similarity to It’s a Wonderful Life. But few puns adorning the reviews in today’s papers were any more original. Many reviewers found in the film a clash between the middle-aged comic’s encroaching maturity (and mortality) and his enduring juvenile fondness for poopy jokes; their headlines focused on whether or not that blend actually does ”click” or whether it makes the movie ”remotely” funny. Still, a few creative critics and headline writers avoided variations on those two words. We’ve picked the best and ejected the rest.
Kansas City Star: MUTE! STOP! EJECT!
Detroit News: ‘Click’ pushes all the right buttons
Orange County (Calif.) Weekly: Pause & Effect
Minneapolis Star-Tribune: ‘Click’ — Is there an ‘awful’ button?
Miami Herald: Wait for DVD, and your remote will come in handy, too
Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel: Film’s erratic moods may give some viewers pause
Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger: ‘Click.’ Ick
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