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Who Did Jonah Hill Play In Click?

"Click" is a 2006 sci-fi comedy that stars Adam Sandler as Michael Newman, an architect who spends more time at work than with his family. He struggles to find a decent balance between work and the rest of his life, and his hyper-fixation on work ends up costing him everything.

Randomly, Michael decides to visit a Bed Bath & Beyond store to purchase a universal remote. After being offered a free remote, Michael discovers that it can control reality like a television, allowing him to fast-forward in time. While he time travels, his body stays on "auto-pilot," going through the motions of living while he skips to the parts he wants to be in. It doesn't take long for things to go horribly wrong when the remote starts jumping on its own.

Jonah Hill played a brief but extremely important role in the film. Due to Michael skipping along his life, Michael meets his family at multiple points. Jonah Hill plays Ben Newman, Michael's son, at the age of 17. This is one of three ages that Ben appears. He's also seen at age 7 and as a young adult (22-30).

Although Ben is seen at numerous ages and in different mindsets throughout the film, Hill's performance as 17-year-old Ben may be one of the most significant bits of his life. He acts as a huge wake-up call for Michael's bad parenting.

Jonah's career took off between 2006 and 2007

Jonah Hill's time as Ben happens after Michael jumps ten years accidentally. Ben is 17, and he has become overweight. Although Hill's screentime is minimal, Ben's 17-year-old portrayal is a smack in the face that Michael needs. Not only has Ben's health severely suffered thanks to his parents' constant fighting and his father's neglect, but Ben's emotional stability has also collapsed. Ben's hostile and angry, but most importantly, he's a major callout to his father's failures. Hill delivers a compelling performance as a teenager who's become cynical and resentful due to the environment that he's been raised in.

"Click" was one of many minor roles that Hill managed to land in 2006 and 2007. Although Jonah's first credited appearance was in "I Heart Huckabees" in 2004, it wasn't until 2006 that he started popping up everywhere, even if only for a cameo. Hill appeared in "Grandma's Boy" as Barry and "Accepted" as Sherman Schrader.

Some of the more notable early films Hill worked on also include "Knocked Up" and "Evan Almighty." Later in 2007, Hill appeared in the film that many consider his breakout role, Seth, in "Superbad." 2006 and 2007 were a giant leap forward in Hill's career, as these small roles and cameos helped propel him on to becoming a household name that everyone would recognize.