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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

Writers:

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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How far would you go for a friend? 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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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The address on Larry's mail (264 Bay 22nd Street, Brooklyn) is the real address where they shot the exteriors of Larry's house and neighborhood. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck & Larry are joking about eating the rat and the floor falls through, the entire building and everything in it is burnt, but the papers that fall to the first floor are all clean and unburnt. See more »

Quotes

Larry Valentine: Chuck, we really pulled this one out our asses.
Chuck Levine: Bad choice of words there, Larry. Bad choice of words.
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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 »

Connections

Features Rabbit Fire (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

There's a Fire
Written by Steve Schiltz (as Steve Nicholas Schiltz), Shannon Ferguson (as Shannon Edward Ferguson), David Marches, Michael David Lapiana
Performed by Longwave
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainemnt
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Somewhere between Crap and Funny....
11 June 2008 | by bsierens37See all my reviews

... this movie is firmly lodge.

I laughed out loud on more than one occasion. There are a few amusing cameos (my favorite being Dave Matthews as a flamboyant personal shopper). But I think the overall joke hit to miss ratio is probably something like 1 in 10. Sandler and James are just fine in their roles, but they didn't have much to work with. The story doesn't really work- way too many holes, even for a comedy. I think the movie just loses it's touch by going back and forth between overly general, unflattering depictions of homosexuals and sloppy attempts to make Chuck and Larry folk heroes to the gay community. All if it is done in such a way that none of it is believable. The movie is never quite as funny as it should be, and nowhere near as touching as it's desperately trying to be.


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