"I was cleaning and, meandering about, approached the divan and couldn't remember whether or not I had dusted it. Since these movements are habitual and unconscious I could not remember and felt that it was impossible to remember -- so that if I had dusted it and forgot -- that is, had acted unconsciously, then it was the same as if I had not. If some conscious person had been watching, then the fact could be established. If, however, no one was looking, or looking on unconsciously, if the whole complex lives of many people go on unconsciously, then such lives are as if they had never been."
-- Leo Tolstoy, Diary, March 1, 1897.
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is, as are we all, trying to make it work. He's a busy architect, a husband, a father. Early in Click, as Michael's kids Ben (Joseph Castanon) and Samantha (Tatum McCann) note that the treehouse in the backyard has been " ... kinda half done for two months now," you pretty much instantly know Michael's life: Cat, cradle, silver spoon. One night, frustrated by the ever-increasing number of remote control units it takes to run his life (he tries to turn on the TV and starts the ceiling fan), Michael runs out to buy a universal remote control. What he gets is a new kind of remote from a squirrelly, sweater-vest wearing Bed, Bath and Beyond employee named Morty (Christopher Walken), who labors in a cluttered lab behind a door marked "Beyond."
What Morty gives Michael is a remote control that works on the fabric of reality. Dog barking loudly? Turn down his volume. Argument with the wife (Kate Beckinsale)? Fast-forward through it. Want to know what the high-profile Japanese clients are saying about the building proposal you've just made? Change the language track so you can hear their previously-incomprehensible conversation dubbed in English. Of course, eventually, the remote starts to 'learn' what you like to fast-forward through, and does it for you. ...