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Chuck & Larry a ripoff?

Jul. 18, 2007by:

There are rumors starting to circulate around the web that I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY is a ripoff of an Australian film titled STRANGE BEDFELLOWS. The rumor spread after an article by Garry Maddox in the Sydney Morning Herald saying BEDFELLOWS director Dean Murphy was "investigating" whether Adam Sandler and Universal ripped off his film to make CHUCK AND LARRY. Star Michael Caton even said it was "obvious" that Sandler saw their movie and copied their idea. Universal Pictures Australia refused to comment until they got word from their corporate offices in Hollywood. Well allow me to comment for them - it ain't a ripoff. CHUCK AND LARRY has been around for years and years and if anything, Universal should investigate whether BEDFELLOWS ripped off its script. Take a look at this article from the May 16th, 2000 edition of Variety back when Will Smith was attached to star and Tom Shadyac (EVAN ALMIGHTY) was directing. That was seven years ago. Four years before BEDFELLOWS was released. Case closed.

Extra Tidbit: BEDFELLOWS stars Paul "Crocodile Dundee" Hogan who apparently still has a decent film career in Australia. [UPDATE - a few Aussie readers tell me he's as washed up there as he is here in the US.]
Source: JoBlo.com

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1:13AM on 07/19/2007

Without Biel in her undies, who would watch this crap?

I really don't care who ripped off who because somebody has always ripped off someone else one time or another. I guarantee that Leonardo Da Vinci ripped off some of his creations from something he saw; he just did it better! This film looks like a complete waste of time. I'm sick of the whole gay thing anyway. If it's somebody's lifestyle, fine, but is it funny anymore? NO! This movie is about 15 years late and even then it wouldn't be funny! I hope this movie bombs, but I bet it
I really don't care who ripped off who because somebody has always ripped off someone else one time or another. I guarantee that Leonardo Da Vinci ripped off some of his creations from something he saw; he just did it better! This film looks like a complete waste of time. I'm sick of the whole gay thing anyway. If it's somebody's lifestyle, fine, but is it funny anymore? NO! This movie is about 15 years late and even then it wouldn't be funny! I hope this movie bombs, but I bet it doesn't. Damn stupid mindless people. Not people here though! This site is still good but not what it was a few years ago. Get healthy Joblo! No disrespect Tim G. (your reviews are 50/50) but you just ain't Joblo.
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10:11PM on 07/18/2007
Oh, for...dude, every idea in Hollywood has been used somewhere else! Even the "original" stuff can be said to have been used somewhere before if you look at it from the right way. This guy is just making noise to get a piece of the pie.
Oh, for...dude, every idea in Hollywood has been used somewhere else! Even the "original" stuff can be said to have been used somewhere before if you look at it from the right way. This guy is just making noise to get a piece of the pie.
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4:02PM on 07/18/2007
Oh, come one. They even used this plot in The Drew Carrey Show! You can't exactly say it rips off anything!
Oh, come one. They even used this plot in The Drew Carrey Show! You can't exactly say it rips off anything!
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1:30PM on 07/18/2007
Sampson laying it down. YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
Sampson laying it down. YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
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10:19AM on 07/18/2007

Yeah, not exactly earth shattering news.


It's not exactly an original concept. The producers of "Three's Company" might as well just sue both studios. I don't think either Chuck & Larry or Strange Bedfellows was going to turn any heads based on concept or screenplay.

"Oh...I get it. So, it's two straight guys pretending to be gay. Why didn't I think of that?!!!"

It's not exactly an original concept. The producers of "Three's Company" might as well just sue both studios. I don't think either Chuck & Larry or Strange Bedfellows was going to turn any heads based on concept or screenplay.

"Oh...I get it. So, it's two straight guys pretending to be gay. Why didn't I think of that?!!!"
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10:02AM on 07/18/2007
So Sandler is being blamed and it's not even a Happy Madison script? Damn Aussies.
So Sandler is being blamed and it's not even a Happy Madison script? Damn Aussies.
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