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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  »

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$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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Trivia

Chuck dresses up as Dracula at the fundraiser. Adam Sandler would later voice Dracula in Hotel Transylvania (2012). See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Chuck is sitting on the bed talking to Alex, his "best friends 4-ever" bracelet changes positions on his hand as he touches her face. One shot it is nearest his wrist and the next shot it is moved down his arm further. The letters on the bracelet change positions throughout the scenes. The bracelet could not had slid down his arm because the material the bracelet is made out of is tight on his arm. 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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Referenced in BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Show (2016) See more »

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Written by Bert Kaempfert, Milton Gabler (as Milt Gabler)
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole (as Nat King Cole)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Fun With Chuck and Larry
9 July 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Dugan's 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry' starts off like a typical Adam Sandler comedy with the usual lame jokes, but things take off when Kevin James steps in. Parts of the film do remind one of 'Three To Tango' but it has its own jokes and is quite an enjoyable comedic flick. It rests on a thin plot that is lifted by the chemistry between the actors. James and Sandler are supported by a hilarious cast, which includes Ving Rhames (like you've never seen before), Steve Buscemi, Dan Akroyd and Rob Scheider, that provides some excellent comic relief. Jessica Biel has never looked better (what a body!). Child actor Cole Morgen is remarkably talented. And of course Kevin James and Adam Sandler are great. While the film is full of fun and laugh-out-loud moments, fortunately it's not offensive in any way, considering the theme. It's quite pro-gay. Overall, this is a fun film. If one is in search of something light and some laughter, 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry' is a recommendation.


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