I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Chuck (Adam Sandler) and Larry (Kevin James) are damned decent firefighters. Larry’s a salt-of-the-earth widower, Chuck enjoys life as a single man. After saving Chuck's life, Larry calls in a returned favour by asking him to pretend to be his gay partner in order to receive a government benefit.

When an overzealous bureaucrat becomes suspicious, the new couple's arrangement becomes a citywide issue and goes from confidential to front-page news. Forced to improvise as love-struck newlyweds, Chuck and Larry fumble through a charade of domestic bliss.

Happy Gilmore director (Duggan) is backing up from the recent, terrible, The Benchwarmers. But amongst the six screenwriters are Alexander Payne Jim Taylor (Election, Sideways), who did the last re-write.

2007109 minsUSA
Comedy

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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry / Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

Tremendously savvy in its stupid way, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is as eloquent as "Brokeback Mountain," and even more radical...

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Variety

Variety

The kind of buddy comedy Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau might have starred in 40 years ago, when the material would have felt less dated, if no less silly...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The curious thing here is that Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor rewrote this long-in-development screenplay. Yet the authors of such smart comedies as "Sideways," "About Schmidt" and "Citizen Ruth" can't move the film away from the world of easy laughs and sitcom jokes into a realm where sexual prejudices and presumptions get examined in a whimsical yet insightful manner...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Despite the fact that the movie covers some new cinematic territory, much of the humor feels recycled, mostly from the "Seinfeld" episodes "The Boyfriend" (the one where Jerry has a man crush on Keith Hernandez) and "The Outing"...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

No comedy this year can beat this dud for mealy-mouthed hypocrisy...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

Go on, pay your ten bucks and get your hate on

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

An empty, unconvincing excuse for a series of bad-taste gags, propped up by a message that rings incredibly hollow...

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