I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (12A)

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Comedy

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Time Out says

Posted: Mon Sep 17 2007

New York firefighter Chuck (Adam Sandler) agrees to enter into a civil partnership with his widowed crewmate Larry (Kevin James) so the latter can ensure his benefits are passed on to his children. It’s a set-up as muddled as the sexual politics of this mortifying would-be comedy, in which homosexuality is equated with femininity, femininity with breasts and virtue with a mean right hook. There are also lame fat gags and a comedy Japanese man of the sort that you thought had gone out with ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.

Facing a ‘Green Card’-style state investigation of their relationship (cue smokin’ hot lawyer Jessica Biel), Chuck and Larry become a cause célèbre in the supposed name of gay rights, fighting to win over their colleagues and the system. There are one or two neat ribbings of homophobia, including a shower-room soap-dropping scene filmed like ‘Jaws’, but given the mincing, minstrelised characterisations, you’d be excused for thinking no one involved in this had ever actually met a real, live homo.

The film is actually a paean to male friendship with a severe case of gay panic: its leads can declare their love for one another but the thought of a kiss inspires revulsion. (There’s less man-on-man action here than in ‘Philadelphia’.) That said, the lengths to which the picture goes to establish Chuck’s world-beating red-bloodedness – if he’s not fielding hundredweights of porn, he’s fighting off nympho twins – smacks of nothing so much as the closet.

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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Sep 21, 2007

Duration:

110 mins

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sh4161

Funny in parts, stupid in others. Although on the whole, the film is supportive of the Gay community, it shows how idiotic Homophobes can be. Unfortunately, it also stereotypes all Gays as being right Mary-Ellens, who love nothing better, than dressing up and going to a fancy dress party.

stuart

This film was really funny i cant beleive this website gave it 1 star {They must have no sense of humour or some skeletons in the closet and started sweating when they seen this shows what these idiots know about films

stuart

This film was really funny i cant beleive this website gave it 1 star {They must have no sense of humour or some skeletons in the closet and started sweating when they seen this shows what these idiots know about films

phoenix

the las vegas person who did the ceramonies is that the guy outta deuce bigalow???

phoenix

the las vegas person who did the ceramonies is that the guy outta deuce bigalow???

BONBON

What an amazing boring gay film I wish all gay films was this great woo wee wah wah

BONBON

What an amazing boring gay film I wish all gay films was this great woo wee wah wah

amy

Everyone seems to have enjoyed it, but the ratng is two stars, but some idiots forgot to put a star rating! So I'll help get the rating up

amy

Everyone seems to have enjoyed it, but the ratng is two stars, but some idiots forgot to put a star rating! So I'll help get the rating up

Joel

This film is very funny and Adam Sandler is back on top form! The story line may be abit to hard to beileve but overall it is very good and I will happily watch it again. in fact I am.

Joel

This film is very funny and Adam Sandler is back on top form! The story line may be abit to hard to beileve but overall it is very good and I will happily watch it again. in fact I am.

Leasha

this film kicks ass!! Another major accomplishment by Adam Sandler, which scrutanises all homophobes! Bravo lads, bravo!!!!

Leasha

this film kicks ass!! Another major accomplishment by Adam Sandler, which scrutanises all homophobes! Bravo lads, bravo!!!!

aaron

i haven't seen it yet but watching the trailer it look wicked ,going to see it in a couple of hours, another classic adam sandler film, i also reckon no one could of made a better partner than kevin james he's mint also

aaron

i haven't seen it yet but watching the trailer it look wicked ,going to see it in a couple of hours, another classic adam sandler film, i also reckon no one could of made a better partner than kevin james he's mint also

Frazer Lake

I love this film it is great absolutely amazing actors couldnt stop laughing lol . A MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Frazer Lake

I love this film it is great absolutely amazing actors couldnt stop laughing lol . A MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carl

a great film really really funny had me in stiches it is a amazing one of the beat films this years

Carl

a great film really really funny had me in stiches it is a amazing one of the beat films this years

rach

Brilliant !A true comedy with enjoyable twists through out. True friendship and total Comedy

rach

Brilliant !A true comedy with enjoyable twists through out. True friendship and total Comedy

Loe

Very funny....:D... I would definately give this a full rating.

Loe

Very funny....:D... I would definately give this a full rating.

Bethany Wyatt

Very simple story, very easy to watch beacouse you don't have to think very hard. Happy ever after ending.

Drew

i went with my best friend (andy) and felt awkward throughout as the constant referral to 'FAGGOTS' was not needed. overall-3 out of 6 stars. xxxxxxxx

Nah

Well I went to see this film and I thought that i accurately potrayed a gay mans trouble and strife against the modern day homophobe with a few rib ticklers in there aswell.

danny07

i aint seen the film yet but it sounds amazin i hope its as good as its ment to be if its not then they should be ashamed on there selfs because the trailers look so good or they are just showing the good parts that actually in the film any ways im goin 2 c it 2day.

danny07

i aint seen the film yet but it sounds amazin i hope its as good as its ment to be if its not then they should be ashamed on there selfs because the trailers look so good or they are just showing the good parts that actually in the film any ways im goin 2 c it 2day.

Jayne

It s gonna be mint avent saw it yet but goin l8a 2day sounds funi lol well goin 2 c it i hope its wot i'm expecting it 2 b!

Jayne

It s gonna be mint avent saw it yet but goin l8a 2day sounds funi lol well goin 2 c it i hope its wot i'm expecting it 2 b!

P.J.Durkan

Perfect for the early King of Queens generation.Unfortunatly that is where this belongs.Ps am a King of Queens fan.

rebecca

i think that this film was quite good- it was funny in how life like it was and how they struggle to keep there needs for women under control!!!! lol

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