I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Critics Consensus

Whether by way of inept comedy or tasteless stereotypes, I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry falters on both levels.

14%

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Average Rating: 3.5/5

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Movie Info

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.

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Cast

Adam Sandler
as Chuck Levine
Kevin James
as Larry Valentine
Jessica Biel
as Alex McDonough
Dan Aykroyd
as Captain Tucker
Steve Buscemi
as Clint Fitzer
Nicholas Turturro
as Renaldo Pinera
Rachel Dratch
as Benefits Supervisor
Tila Tequila
as Hooters Girl
Richard Chamberlain
as Councilman Banks
Nick Swardson
as Kevin McDonough
Blake Clark
as Crazy Homeless Man
Matt Winston
as Glen Aldrich
Lance Bass
as Band Leader
Dave Matthews
as Salesman
Rob Corddry
as Jim the Protestor
Richard Kline
as Mr. Auerbach
Gary Valentine
as Karl Eisendorf
Jonathan Loughran
as David Nootzie
Peter Dante
as Tony Paroni
Cole Morgen
as Eric Valentine
Shelby Adamowsky
as Tori Valentine
John Farley
as Criminal Voiceover
Chandra West
as Doctor Honey
Judy Sandler
as Brooklyn Woman
Sandy Wernick
as Jail Guard
Kevin Grady
as Bailiff
Dennis Dugan
as Cab Driver
Kathleen Doyle
as Bernie's Mother
Candace Kita
as Hooters Girl
Jina Song
as Hooters Girl
Jamie Chung
as Hooters Girl
Lena Yada
as Hooters Girl
Tyler McKinney
as African-American Boy
Delaney Marie Keefe
as Pigtailed Girl
Conner Wiles
as Jerky Boy
Mark Higgins
as Fireman
Tom Silardi
as Fireman
Billy Concha
as Fireman
Darryl Adone
as Fireman
Chris Atwell
as Fireman
Kevin Nolan
as Fireman
Larry Newman
as Officer Newman
Adam Herschman
as Mr. Pickle's Employee
Michael Westphal
as Gay Partygoer
Tracy Bennett
as Gay Partygoer
Marc Vann
as Protestor
Bud Mathis
as Protestor
Chuck Church
as Protestor
Lauren Lamonsoff
as Cute Girl in Crowd
James Emory
as County Clerk
Larry Bullock
as Calendar Guy
Tim Wiles
as Gay Friend
August Johnson
as Wedding Singer
Reagie Clark
as Wedding Singer
Milton Ellis
as Wedding Singer
Anthony Hicks
as Wedding Singer
Ted Perlman
as Wedding Singer
Stephen Dress
as Wedding Musician
Taylor Graves
as Wedding Musician
Rob Schneider
as Asian Minister
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Critic Reviews for I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (44)

  • In essence Dennis Duggan's film is patronising and a little degrading.

    Sep 21, 2007 | Rating: 1/5
  • My faith in a beneficent God, never strong, has been shattered by news that Alexander Payne contributed to the screenplay for this horrific new Adam Sandler vehicle.

    Sep 21, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The film-makers behind I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry would probably claim a message of tolerance and personal growth, but this woeful Adam Sandler vehicle is as nasty a piece of sniggering homophobia as I have seen in a long time.

    Sep 21, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The closing message claims to promote tolerance, but this remains a lads' comedy: it's all about sniggering at pansies and peeking up girls' skirts. And even that market deserves something funnier.

    Sep 21, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Jul 24, 2007

    David Ansen

    Newsweek
    Top Critic
  • The premise is older than the pilot for Three's Company, and just as unfunny.

    Jul 23, 2007

Audience Reviews for I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Hilarious comedy about two bestfriends who get married to benefit from the work pension fund after one friend was widowed. It's funny from start to finish. Great cameos from lots of well known actors. Highly recommended.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Not as funny as I thought it could be, I love Kevin James ('The King of Queens' rocks) but this just isn't up there. Really wanted to love it but just found myself struggling to smile, as for Adam Sandler..his character is just the same as every other comedy character he plays, getting rather dull now methinks. The story is kinda cool, two men pretending to be gay is always a show stopper haha and there are some good moments like Sandler slapping James' face and James pretending to love it, but nothing special. Just the usual, predictable lines and ending really, stick with 'King of Queens' and some of Sandlers earlier films where his everyman portrayal is at its original best.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

½

Audiences love when a fat fireman marries a skinny fireman due to money problems. Now who thought that was a good idea?

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

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