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Review: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
07.20.2007
8 10

Two straight firefighters, who are best friends, pretend to be a gay couple so that one of them can be insured for domestic benefits which will protect his kids in case anything happens to him on the job. Everything goes as planned, except the state insists that they’re randomly monitored for a period of time to make sure that they are in fact, a true gay couple. Straight, gay or whatever, hilarity befalls us!

Boom! Hands down, best Sandler movie since HAPPY GILMORE! I really didn’t know what to expect or how they were going to play off the whole subject matter, but this was one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a while. It started off a little slow, but I still had a smile throughout, then it started to get really funny and then "laugh out loud" funny. They used every style of humor and made it work without going over the top…even the fart joke was funny! The dialogue was cleverly written for Sandler and James, and as a result, they shined as a great duo!

Kevin James plays Larry, a widower and father of two. He played his character well and his scenes with his kids were charming and funny. I don’t know if I want to say that the “chemistry” between he and Sandler was believable…but I guess it was and that’s probably why it worked so well.

Sandler plays Chuck, a womanizer who basically has chicks crawling over him at all times. I loved the fact that he wasn’t playing this whiny character or quiet kinda guy with outbursts of anger that he usually plays. Here he presented us with a regular guy and made it work. And oh yeah, whoever was responsible for casting all of the hot chicks in this film...please give them a raise! They were stunning to gawk at and put a completely different kind of smile on my face as well. I love it when a movie works on so many levels like that.

But the one chick who out-chicked them all was Miss Jessica “best ass in the universe” Biel…CRACK-BOOM! She plays Alex, Chuck and Larry’s attorney. Her scenes with Sandler were hilarious and her scenes in a cat suit…will be burned in my mind forever. AAAND to top it off, she’s an amazing actress…well, at least in this film she was.

It was also nice to see Dan Aykroyd playing a supporting role with this generation’s comedy icons; it was like he was handing them the torch or something. An unexpected surprise was Ving Rhames…this guy is genius! I don’t know how he pulled it off, but he made badass funny and that’s all I’m saying about him. Of course, we can’t forget about the cameos. I love a good cameo and even they were funny as brief as they were. I was still expecting Will Ferrell to pop up somewhere.

I just don’t see how anyone can be offended by this movie. I think I can say it was tastefully done. I don’t care who you are (unless you’re a real stick in the mud), this is a great comedy that almost anyone will appreciate and most importantly, laugh their asses off! (I know me and my buddy Rob did) I’m not going to say this is the "Brokeback of comedies" (oh no, watch them use that quote on the DVD), this is something completely original and hilarious! If you are homophobic, rest assured there’s nothing to be phobic about in this flick! If you want an awesome laugh, definitely go check it out!

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-- by Tim Goernert

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