Pronounce You Chuck And Larry
Double whammy! Iím
talking about Kevin James (Larry) and Adam Sandler (Chuck)
working together in a comedy. This is Hitch to a whole
different level. Although, speaking of Hitch, I think
Kevinís role was funnier in that one, but itís all good. I
laughed often, laughed-slapped my knee a couple times and
laughed-clapped a couple times as well. This one goes to the
higher rankings of funniest film of the year. It has
competition, but it is definitely a challenger. It did a
great job of balancing such a sensitive subject as
homosexuality with some Happy Madison style humor. The PG-13
rating was stretched to the limit though.
Larry never reassigns his beneficiaries after his wife dies.
Being a firefighter, he realizes that he could lose his own
life at any moment and his children would not receive the
benefits. The most practical solution is to re-marry.
Instead of just marrying a woman on the fly, he decides to
marry someone he can trust . . . his extremely heterosexual
co-worker and best buddy, Chuck, who happens to owe him a
big favor. Larry cashes in on the I.O.U. to a very reluctant
Chuck. The complication starts when their partnership is put
under the microscope by authorities who are speculative due
to an increase in fraudulent cases. The story was well
presented. It wasnít all jokes too. There was a taste of
drama (Larry dealing with his departed wife), a taste of a
love story (Chuck falls for Alex, Jessica Biel), and a
strong taste of the social/cultural issue of the modern day,
easily overlooked prejudice towards homosexuals. After all,
they are still human beings like everyone else.
This picture has a cast worthy of envy. Starting with the
two stars who are undoubtedly in the class of funniest
active performers, down to smaller but effective appearances
by Richard Chamberlain, Lance Bass, and even Dave Matthews.
Yeap, Dave Matthews. It is nice to see how Adam stays loyal
to his crew of actors that always seem to pop up in his
movies. The number one of that bunch being Rob Schneider.
Iíll let you guess what role he plays in this one. All these
performances were super but there were three that stood out.
Ving Rhames playing a gay firefighter is about as off the
wall as Gov. Schwarzenegger playing a pregnant man. Ving
nailed it and was totally hilarious. Priscilla wouldnít stop
talking about it afterwards. Dan Aykroyd as the chief
firefighter, Chuck and Larryís boss, was just perfectly
cast. The first generation SNL star as a boss to a later
generation SNL star is symbolic. Props to Dan. The third
honorable mention does not exactly go to this actressesí
performance, but more so to her body. Yes, yes, I apologize,
but being a heterosexual man I cannot leave this out.
Jessica Biel is one of the hottest women of the big screen
today, and boy, did she gives us a treat. Wawaweewa!
Director Dennis Dugan (Benchwarmers, Bid Daddy, Happy
Gilmore) once again throws us a comedic masterpiece for our
enjoyment. With a cast like this, you canít go wrong. He
does take a risk with the theme this time, but I believe he
pulled it off in an entertaining and light-hearted way. He
even manages to get an important message out as well. A
little over 2 hours is pretty long for a comedy, but this
one didnít seem long at all. It was quite enjoyable.
Review By Cine Marcos
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I Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Great movie! Lots of laughs!
Also had a serious side that we can all
relate to. Its a must see, maybe twice!
So humorous yet there are emotional
parts especially when they go to
court! The best film ive seen in
This movie was soo funny! i loved the
random charcters and i bet that if i
watched it three more times i would
still laugh as hard.
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Director: Dennis Dugan
Writer: Barry Fanaro
Duration: 1hr 55mins
Producer: Chuck Gallo
Lew Gallo (II)
Distributor: UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rating:  PG-13 for crude sexual
throughout, nudity, language and
Release Date: July 20, 2007
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