I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Dennis Dugan (2007)

110min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Adam Sandler and Kevin James star in this comedy of convenience, a silly, sometimes offensive look at a fake gay marriage instigated between two New York firefighting friends. When widower Larry (James) finds he cannot name his kids as his life insurance beneficiaries, his solution to overcome the red tape is to ask buddy Chuck (Sandler) to pretend to marry him. This begins the ridiculous ball of gay jokes rolling - a situation is so patently artificial that it's a wonder the city official (Steve Buscemi) investigating them needs to do any work at all. Despite a pro-gay finale, this is basically a flimsy collection of homosexual gags and stereotypical performances, none worse than Rob Schneider's cameo as a Japanese wedding chapel owner. Admittedly, James does a grand job in the middle of an unbelievable story, while Ving Rhames dignifies his role as "firefighter with a secret". But Dennis Dugan's comedy veers from sincere to stupid with such regularity that any good points the film makes are buried.

Summary

A fireman asks a male colleague to pretend to marry him to get round a hitch with his late wife's life insurance policy. Their plan is thrown off course when an overzealous city official begins to doubt the pair's relationship is genuine, and decides to conduct an investigation. Comedy, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Steve Buscemi and Dan Aykroyd.

Cast & Crew

Chuck Levine Adam Sandler
Larry Valentine Kevin James
Alex McDonough Jessica Biel
Captain Tucker Dan Aykroyd
Duncan Ving Rhames
Clint Fitzer Steve Buscemi
Renaldo Pinera Nicholas Turturro
Steve Allen Covert
Benefits supervisor Rachel Dratch
Councilman Banks Richard Chamberlain
Director Dennis Dugan
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Universal Guidance: Swearing, sexual references. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 21 Sep 2007

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