What better way to round out Engagement Week than with a preview of the new marriage comedy, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry? Actually, I can think of several better ways, because to me, this movie looks like an abomination. Coming to theaters in July, Chuck and Larry is like a romantic comedy for dudes starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James ("The King of Queens"). The actors play two straight New York firefighters who pretend to be gay so that they can cash in on the city's domestic-partner benefits. Jessica Biel co-stars as a city bureaucrat who suspects the "couple" is faking.
To me, this premise sounds incredibly offensive: Hey, let's exploit the "special" benefits that gay couples get! Nevermind that they can't legally marry and therefore miss out on the benefits afforded every straight couple out there. But I want to know what you guys think, so for more details and to watch the just-released trailer for Chuck and Larry,
If you believe the plot synopsis on Yahoo movies, this is just a feel-good family film!
Forced to improvise as love-struck newlyweds, Chuck and Larry must now fumble through a hilarious charade of domestic bliss under one roof. After surviving their mandatory honeymoon and dodging the threat of exposure, the well-intentioned con men discover that sticking together in your time of need is what truly makes a family.
Oh, silly me! I thought it was just an excuse to make lots of unfunny, macho jokes. Here's the trailer: