I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
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Kevin James, Jessica Biel
||Lots of adult
jokes, leave them at home.
||It's really a dude
||Some feeling up
and lots of talk.
||A fight or two.
||Some, but mostly
rude and crude ones.
James D. Brubaker, Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler, Tom
Iím now batting 1 for 3 - 1 for 3 in taking my teenage
niece to a movie that I didnít feel sort of creepy taking
her to see. I previously took her to see "Borat" and felt
creepy during the wrestling scene and Borat picking up the
hooker. This time I took her to see "I Now Pronounce You
Chuck and Larry" where gay jokes, sex jokes, and Adam
Sandler getting to feel up Jessica Biel, although
entertaining, were hard to enjoy as I sat there wondering
what my niece was thinking. Oddly enough the last movie I
felt a little more at ease watching with her was "Saw II"
when she was 14. Oh well, letís get to the movie.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
A Movie Review
"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" stars Adam Sandler
as Chuck and Kevin James as Larry. Chuck is pretty much a
horn-dog, while Larry is still devastated from the death of
his wife over a year ago. They are also firemen in New York
City. It seems that in his year of mourning, and not quite
yet into afternoon, Larry forgot to change the beneficiaries
on his pension plan to his kids and now it seems the only
way to accomplish this is to get married again, transfer the
plan to his wife, then get divorced and now transfer the
plan to his kids, or something convoluted like that. But
since Larry isnít really looking for love, and since he
recently saved Chuckís life, he convinces Chuck that a
domestic partnership would help him out. Chuck agrees, but
when the city begins to investigate their "marriage" they
have to act gayer than they originally planned. They also go
in search of a lawyer to help them keep the investigators at
bay, said lawyer being Alex (Jessica Biel). Chuck now has a
problem because he thinks he has found his true love, Alex,
but canít pursue the relationship because, well, she
believes he is gay and he must keep pretending to be gay.
And so we get a lot of bad, gay jokes, Chuck and Larry
starting to find out how gay men are outcast from the normal
"dude" things in society (like being in a Boy Scout troupe,
coaching a Little League team, or shooting hoops with the
guys), with a lesson in social tolerance supposedly learned
by all at the end.
Gosh, I would like to say this movie had potential, but
really it didnít, unless I suppose they tried to make this
movie from a more serious side instead of trying to be the
"Billy Madison" of learning about homosexual tolerance, but
then who would really want to see the movie? The jokes are
simple, like after their co-firemen learn Chuck and Larry
are "gay" thereís a "dropping the soap" scene in the
firehouse shower area, or how "faggot" isnít an appropriate
word to call gay people, or the gay postal worker telling
Larry, if he wants an afternoon fling, things like he
handles packages with care, will even enter through the back
door, and yet with the jokes comes the inevitable "learning"
about life in general.
My niece said she liked the movie, and I probably would
have liked it a little more if I werenít so insecure
wondering what kind of pig my niece probably thought I was,
especially when Chuck was feeling Alexís boobs, or when
Chuck had all of the hot waitresses at his apartment, and I
was wishing I were Chuck. The lady behind us also seemed to
get a kick out of the movie and let the entire theater know
about it during every scene.
Some will find this movie hilarious, others might find it
offensive, and I probably would have liked it more had I
went to see it with my nephew rather than my niece.
Averaging everything out Iíll give "I Now Pronounce You
Chuck and Larry" 2 stars out of 5. Itís a comedy in the Adam
Sandler vein, just not as inventive as he used to be. All I
know is that the next time my niece wants to see a movie,
Iíve got to get back to taking her to see the horror genre,
even if I've already seen the movie.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!