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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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Dennis Dugan

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Barry Fanaro (screenplay), Alexander Payne (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Chuck Levine
Kevin James ... Larry Valentine
Jessica Biel ... Alex McDonough
Dan Aykroyd ... Captain Tucker
Ving Rhames ... Fred G. Duncan
Steve Buscemi ... Clint Fitzer
Nicholas Turturro ... Renaldo Pinera
Allen Covert ... Steve
Rachel Dratch ... Benefits Supervisor Sara Powers
Richard Chamberlain ... Councilman Banks
Nick Swardson ... Kevin McDonough
Blake Clark ... Crazy Homeless Man
Mary Pat Gleason ... Teresa
Matt Winston ... Glen Aldrich
Lance Bass ... Band Leader
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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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They're as straight as can be, but don't tell anyone. See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yo los declaro marido y... Larry See more »

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin James wears a "Mrs. Timberlake" shirt at some point in the movie. Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake five years after the movie's release. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chuck Levine: I'm not an animal! I'm a whore! You don't want to marry the town whore. Believe me, you're better than that.
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Alternate Versions

A kiss between the two main characters (both male) were cut from The United States version of the film to obtain a PG-13 rating. See more »

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References Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) See more »

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The Rejection
Written by Mike Furey (as Michael Furey), Tom Napack
Performed by Dangerous Muse
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I Now Pronounce You, Funny & Tender
6 October 2007 | by ClaytonDavisSee all my reviews

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry written by Academy Award winning writers Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor along with Barry Fanaro, is one of the smartest, and tender comedies of the year. The film stars comedy superstars Adam Sandler and Kevin James as two NYC firefighters, Chuck Levine and Larry Valentine who pretend to be a gay couple in order to get domestic partnership benefits for Larry's children who has recently lost their mother. When the partnership is questioned by City Official Clinton Fitzer played by another comedic icon, Steve Buscemi, they turn to the beautiful intelligent lawyer, Alex played by the sexy Jessica Biel.

The film brings forth some laughs but all in all the film soars on dramatic level which I believe Payne and Taylor weren't exactly aiming for. Sandler still struggles as a dramatic actor and finds it hard to find his inner characters without bringing himself out. We are still waiting for him to return to form as he did in Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love. James however, is quite an actor who shows the most vulnerable parts of Larry without going over the top. We enjoy Larry's company and look forward to his story unraveling. Kevin James will have an easier transition into more affluent and demanding roles as an actor than Sandler has.

You also have your usual suspects in the Sandler films like the unrecognizable Rob Schnieder and you'll find some comfort in Dan Aykroyd who has been missed from the screen for some time and Ving Rhames who is always as funny as he is intimidating. But don't look for a revolutionary story to befall in front of you, it's a good watch, not a great one.

The film drags on a bit and no stand outs that scream recognition. It's a new addition to good popcorn flicks of 2007.

Grade: **½/****


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