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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

 -  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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo los declaro marido y... Larry  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,090,831 (UK) (21 September 2007)

Gross:

£3,752,731 (UK) (12 October 2007)
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Trivia

Actress/singer Lainie Kazan appeared in one scene as Chuck's mother, but it was deleted. It is included on the DVD. See more »

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When Chuck meets Alex in the supermarket, she is wearing her glasses. In the next shot, she isn't. See more »

Quotes

Larry Valentine: Domestic partnership.
Chuck Levine: Domestic partnership? You mean like faggots?
Larry Valentine: No, I mean yeah but, no, not us. Obviously. Just on paper.
Chuck Levine: Paper faggots?
Larry Valentine: Well, the accepted vernacular is "gay"... but yes.
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References Silkwood (1983) See more »

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Groove Is in the Heart
Written by Herbie Hancock, Dmitry Brill (as D'mitry Brill), Towa Tei (as Dong-Hwa Chung), Q-Tip (as Kamaal Fareed), Lady Miss Kier (as Kier Kirby)
Performed by Deee-Lite
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Much better than I expected
23 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie yesterday with my boyfriend, my best friend, and another male. Several minutes into the movie I turned to my best friend and whispered "What have these guys dragged us to?" and rolled my eyes at the movie that I assumed would be another hour and a half of male oriented comedy. I was way wrong. Half an hour into the movie my sides hurt from laughing, and by the end I couldn't stop smiling at not only the humour, but the surprising good moral taught by this movie.

What begins as lame humour accompanied by nearly naked women, quickly turns into a heart-warming comedy about friendship and the definition of love. Not to say it doesn't still have a fair bit of goofiness and humour, because there's definitely a lot of that too; hilarious movie in my opinion.

I ended up being so glad we had chosen to attend this movie. When I saw the previews weeks before I hadn't even considered going to see it, but now I'm happy I did. Hilarious movie, great actors, and a cute message hidden underneath, what more could you ask for?


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