• I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Release Date: July 20th, 2007

DVD Release Date: November 6th, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Chuck Levine (Adam Sandler) and Larry Valentine (Kevin James) are firefighters and true-blue buddies. When Larry, a widower, learns he cannot name his children as beneficiaries on his life insurance policy, he needs a big favor from Chuck: Sign on as Larry's domestic partner. The pals unexpectedly become front-page news and must carry the masquerade to extremes when an overzealous bureaucrat becomes suspicious of their true relationship.

Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Nicholas Turturro, Allen Covert

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Happy Madison Productions, Shady Acres Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, House, Hilarious, Sacrifice, Quest, Inspiring, Charming, Underdog, Friendship, New York City, Best friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 10
    Wall Street Journal

    In under two hours, the synthetic, insufferable I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry manages to insult gays, straights, men, women, children, African-Americans, Asians, pastors, mailmen, insurance adjusters, firemen, doctors -- and fans of show music. That's championship stuff. show more

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The curious thing here is that Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor rewrote this long-in-development screenplay. Yet the authors of such smart comedies as "Sideways," "About Schmidt" and "Citizen Ruth" can't move the film away from the world of easy laughs and sitcom jokes into a realm where sexual prejudices and presumptions get examined in a whimsical yet insightful manner. show more

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The moral of this crude, intermittently funny Adam Sandler comedy costarring the reliable Kevin James is that: It's OK to be gay, it's not OK to call someone a faggot, and it takes a real man to admit he loves his man pal. show more

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