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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

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Dennis Dugan

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About the Movie

When two testosterone-fueled firemen attempt to register as domestic partners in order to bypass the bureaucratic red tape preventing one of them from naming his own two children as his life-insurance beneficiaries, their low-key ruse turns into headline news in this quirky matrimonial comedy starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Chuck Levine (Sandler) and Larry Valentine (James) are two New York City firefighters whose longtime friendship has endured many a five-alarm fire. All that widower Larry wants is to ensure that his two children will be taken care of if anything should happen to him on the job, and all that single blaze-battler Chuck wants is to carry on with his carefree life of noncommitment. Having once rescued Larry from certain death in a particularly fearsome inferno, beholden Chuck feels forever indebted to his brave friend and has vowed to repay the favor when the time is right. When Larry discovers that the only means of circumventing the civic red tape that could throw his children's futures into jeopardy is to take Chuck as his lawfully wedded husband, his obligated pal reluctantly agrees to step up to the alter with the understanding that the arrangement will be a well-kept secret between themselves and the justice of the peace. A potentially fatal flaw in their presumably foolproof plan is soon revealed, however, when an overzealous bureaucrat decides to question Chuck and Larry's partnership. Subsequently forced to embark on a mandatory honeymoon and pose as starry-eyed newlyweds, Chuck and Larry quickly discover just how important it can be to stick by a friend in his or her time of need. Jessica Biel, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, and Dan Aykroyd co-star in a comedy from The Benchwarmers director Dennis Dugan.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 157
  • Fresh: 22
  • Rotten: 135
  • Average Rating: 3.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: With a tacked-on PC message and leaden attempts at humor, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is a movie that gives marriage, homosexuality, friendship, firefighters, children and nearly everything else a bad name. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: There is something to be said for a movie that may end up preaching, for a change, to the unconverted. If only the laughs were bigger, smarter and more frequent than they are. – David Ansen, Newsweek, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Does anybody laugh at this stuff anymore? – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: If there were a Straight Lack-of-Pride Parade, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry could be the grand marshal. The movie isn't insulting to homosexuals but to comedy. – Kyle Smith, New York Post, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


sooo this movie is like the best ever. if you have gay guy friends, they will love it. I LOVE IT! i have seeeen it like 6times and every single time it gets funnier. DEF SEE THIS! or else.

Ok not great

the movie had a good moral, and had a great cast but it was not the best film or story plot. I think it was ok but not great.


This movie just doesn't know what side it's on. It spends most of the time making lame gay bash jokes and then it spends the last ten minutes explaining why that stuff is wrong; I say don't ask, don't watch.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2007

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