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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 July 2007 (USA)
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Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

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Storyline

Chuck Levine and Larry Valentine are friends and Brooklyn firefighting partners. Widower Larry, who still mourns the death of his wife Paula, is having problems changing the beneficiary on his insurance policy from Paula's name to his children's. He is worried about his children's future if he were to be killed in the line of duty, and is contemplating quitting his job for something less risky, but he also does not want to forfeit his firefighter's pension as he also see it as a safety net for his children. Larry saves Chuck's life on one of their calls. So when Chuck tells Larry that he owes him one, Larry takes him up on his offer. Larry's favor: despite both being heterosexual, that they enter into a domestic partnership, in name and paper only, to provide that much needed protection for Larry's children. Chronic womanizer Chuck reluctantly but eventually agrees. The one person who knows for a certainty that they are both straight is their boss, Captain Phineas J. Tucker. Their ... Written by Huggo

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How far would you go for a friend? See more »

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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20 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo los declaro marido y... Larry  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,233,750, 22 July 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$120,059,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,072,214
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Trivia

Steve Buscemi was actually a New York City Firefighter before he became an actor. His brother is an actor, Michael Buscemi, who plays a firefighter -- "Higgy" in the credits, "Higgins" on his uniform. In turn, an actual firefighter named Mark Higgins (and childhood friend of Sandler's) appears in the movie, but is credited only as "Fireman," along with several other actual firefighters. See more »

Goofs

In the cab in Canada, as Chuck and Larry are fighting with the cab driver, you can see that the gear shifter is in the park position as they are supposedly moving in the car. See more »

Quotes

Larry Valentine: Look, this is the only way I can keep doing what I do and make sure my kids are protected.
Chuck Levine: Larry, look at us, we're not gay! But if we were gay, don't you think I'd be with someone a little hotter-looking than you? I'm Mr February, for God's sake. It would be like the Prom King fooling around with a tuba player.
Larry Valentine: Oh great, I play tuba.
Chuck Levine: Larry, I love you, but I'm not in love with you, if that makes any sense. I still want to be friends.
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Connections

Referenced in DVD-R Hell: The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (2012) See more »

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Ave Maria
Written by Charles Gounod
Arranged by Rhoda Scott
Performed by Rhoda Scott
Courtesy of Sunnyside Records / Universal Jazz France
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Bad, Bad, Bad
1 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

By far the worst comedy of the year. I do not know why anyone would think that Chuck and Larry was funny. Not only was this movie not believable, it was boring. In no way was this movie believable. If you actually think Gay men act this way, then you are living on the moon. I don't know why certain actors even had cameos in this film. This movie wasn't even remotely funny. The plot was dumb, the jokes were bad, and the movie was way too long. Chuck and Larry was not funny at all and was borderline offensive at times. Save yourself 2 hours and watch anything else with Adam Sandler or Kevin James. This movie is not worth the time. You will thank me for it!


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