Films & Architecture: “Click”

This week we propose a much lighter film but that still linked with our profession since it shows most of the domestic issues of an architect’s life. Deadlines, unexpected changes of schedule, and overnight work become a routine on the main character’s work. In the comedy, this lack of hours for sharing with the family and rest of social life is beaten through a new device able to control time.

Does this issue of time sound familiar to any of you? Let us know your comments about how you deal with time and architecture.

MAIN INFO

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Year: 2006
Runtime: 107 min.
Country: United States
Director: Frank Coraci
Writer: Steve Koren, Mark O’Keefe
Soundtrack: Rupert Gregson-Williams
Cast: , Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner

PLOT

The architect Michael Newman has a typical middle-class family with his lovely and gorgeous wife Donna and their son Ben and daughter Samantha, and a constant visit of his parents. However, Michael is workaholic and under stress, trying to satisfy his boss with overwork and get a partnership in his company, giving priority to his work and neglecting the family issues. When the tired Michael goes to a department store to buy an universal remote control, he rests on a bed and he meets the weird salesman Morty that offers him a remote control capable of controlling his own universe.

Michael uses too much and loses the control of the device, having his own life controlled by the remote control. Then Michael sees the worthwhile parts of his personal life he missed while working, and in the end of his life he lately concludes that the family comes first.
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Cite: Portilla, Daniel. "Films & Architecture: “Click”" 30 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=287196>

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    You could add ‘Renaissance’ to this list of recommended movies. I think, apart from being a fantastic thriller, it also portrays one’s vision of Paris in the year 2054 quite brilliantly.

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