I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)
  • Time: 110 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Director: Dennis Dugan
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi

Storyline:

Firefighters Chuck Ford and Larry Valentine are guy’s guys, loyal to the core — which is why when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so that he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. Things get dicey, however, when a bureaucrat comes calling, and the boys are forced to present a picture of domestic bliss.

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  • Recap: Widower Chuck Valentine needs to have his children as his prime beneficiaries in his pension. However the time to name them as such has long passed and now only a change in his marital status might help him. So he convinces best friend Larry to act as his gay registered partner. But soon their relationship is under investigation as the City suspects their marriage to be a scam.

    Comments: As most comedies, especially romantic ones, this is just full of clichés. Except for them being two guys in the relationship, this is just like many other comedies. Nothing new. At times it becomes pretty tiresome to be one joke ahead of the movie.

    However, a few scenes, a few jokes are just stellar (for example when Larry calls the telephone service of his Pension Fund). They’re like bright gems in this well known cliché jungle. And they are what make this movie quite fun at times.

    Kevin James and Adam Sandler do well both of them, but it is the supporting actors/characters that steal the day. Ving Rhames is just perfect in his role, Jessica Biel underrated (interestingly enough the movie show her off, a lot, especially considering it is about two guys…). Veterans Dan Aykroyd and Steve Buscemi do very well too, but it was a little odd to see Buscemi as the bad guy. Some nice cameos to watch out for too (Spade is a personal favorite 🙂 ) Works well for some laughs one evening, but don’t expect a masterpiece.

    6/10

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