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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
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Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Universal Pictures
Web Site: www.chuckandlarry.com
Kiddie Movie: Lots of adult jokes, leave them at home.
Date Movie: It's really a dude movie.
Gratuitous Sex: Some feeling up and lots of talk.
Gratuitous Violence: A fight or two.
Action: Nah.
Laughs: Some, but mostly rude and crude ones.
Memorable Scene: Nothing really stood out.
Memorable Quote: Nah.
Directed By: Dennis Dugan
Produced By: Michael Bostick, James D. Brubaker, Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler, Tom Shadyac

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:40 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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" 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!! L8R!!!

 

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