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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

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

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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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Chuck has just found the perfect girl. Too bad he's agreed to marry his best friend. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,233,750 (USA) (20 July 2007)

Gross:

$119,684,970 (USA) (12 October 2007)
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Film debut of Jamie Chung. See more »

Goofs

In the rooftop scene with the guy stuck in the chimney, a large cable hanging from a telephone can be seen directly in front of the Empire State Building. It disappears when the building is seen between the his legs. The director had it digitally removed from the shot, but didn't want to pay to have it removed from the other ones. See more »

Quotes

Alex McDonough: You know, Larry's heavyset. Is that the kind of guy you've always been attracted to?
Chuck Levine: Ah no, he's my first fattie.
Alex McDonough: You guys really seem like you have a lot of sexual chemistry.
Chuck Levine: I float his boat and he sinks mine.
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References Annie Get Your Gun (1950) See more »

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Seven One Eight
Written by Matt Goias, Keith Grady
Performed by Fannypack
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Entertainment
By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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As If Brokeback Mountain Never Happened
26 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not comparing the two movies, that would be sillier than Chuck and Larry put together. But, we're living the times that we're living and things do matter and things mean more than what they mean and everything means something. So, who's idea was this? Reactionary even in its attempt to be compassionate, tolerant and understanding. The film is not an insult to the issue of gays and gay marriage but to comedy itself. For instance: Chuck and Larry firefighters try to save a massively overweight man from a fire, the man falls on top of them and farts. Yep, that's the standard. Of course the movie opened to grosses large enough to demote Harry Potter himself to second place so they know what they're doing and I'm not sure what planet I'm living in. Richard Chamberlain and Lance Bass make special appearances, oh dear, oh dear. The appeal of Adam Sandler is way beyond me. I kind of liked him in in the PT Anderson movie and in Spanglish he was alright but those films didn't quite perform at the box office so I fear that Chuck and Larry is here to stay. Pity for him and pity for us.


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