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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the first time Dennis Dugan directed an Adam Sandler movie since Big Daddy (1999). See more »

Goofs

When Chuck and Alex are sitting on the bed talking, in one shot their faces are inches apart, then in the next shot they are a couple feet away from each other. See more »

Quotes

Asian Minister: Civil or religious?
Chuck Levine: Religious. I'm Jewish, I don't wanna piss my mother off.
Larry Valentine: I'm Catholic, I don't wanna piss Mel Gibson off.
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Connections

References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

You're My Best Friend
Written by John Deacon
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc. and
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Give it a go
19 August 2007 | by ctron1See all my reviews

OK it is full of stereotypes, yes the movie does old jokes, it is fairly predictable and we have seen it before. The crucial question is this – is it funny? The simple answer is yes. My wife wasn't enthused about this one, but she laughed heartily. For a comedy to be any good you need to laugh out loud at least 6 times. I think I laughed about 10-12 times. Some of the scenes were set up really well and the comedy acting was superb.

OK the plot is unbelievable and a little silly, but it's a comedy! Give it a go. If you love meet the parents, dumb and dumber, there is something about Mary and Kingpin, you will enjoy the show. If you have a cinematic bypass and love politically correct left-wing tripe – then this one isn't for you. Its as simple as that!


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