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Movie Preview: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

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:


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renaimarie renaimarie 10 years
I hate Adam Sandler, and I hate the idea of this movie.
lindsaybriggs lindsaybriggs 10 years
As someone who is gay, it doesn't offend me. That's not to say it won't offend some, but I think it opens up a whole realm of political commentary. Like PrissyLilBadAss says, if gay marriage was legal than there wouldn't even be this premise for the movie. The one thing I do think could happen, is that people will now start saying that tons of real people are doing this, it's not just a movie. I think it looks funny and I'll probably go see it.
darkoblivion darkoblivion 10 years
I think it looks hilarious. Someone somewhere will always be offended by something.
DARiEN DARiEN 10 years
I think it looks hilarious, & even though people might think it might cause a whole bunch of controversy, they`re just poking fun, just like every other movie does.
a-gentle-rain a-gentle-rain 10 years
Huge Sandler fan. So I will probably be seeing it. Ok, so I for sure will be seeing it. I can see how it could be offensive, but I don't think it's meant that way.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
This is exactly the type of movie that I have no interest in seeing, and then The Hubs will catch it on TBS two years from now and love it and then insist on buying it and watching it all the time.
Zenasty Zenasty 10 years
this sounds like a remake of the australian movie strangebed fellows with paul hogan.
LizaToad LizaToad 10 years
i don't think it's offensive... just sounds like a lame marketing ploy, as so well described by code monkey
code-monkey code-monkey 10 years
This reeks of marketing. Can't you just just see some marketing exec saying during some meeting, "Ok guys, the whole pretending-to-be-a-woman-for-marriage-benetifts thing is played out. I need something hip and contemporary." "Sir," some underling replies, "how about instead of one of them pretending to be a man we have two straight men pretend to be gay and apply for domestic partnership benefits?" "Ship it!" Would you really pay $8 or whatever to see this in theaters? Also, I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a movie which is awful but for the presence of Adam Sandler. I might be alone in that opinion, however. Hrmph.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
I'd go see it for the comedy this duo will pull off. However, this movie just might be an eye opener. If the government made gay marriage legal, then straight people wouldn't have these "domestic partner" benefits to exploit! "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 10 years
i think these two guys are pretty funny, so I will give it a chance. But I can see how it would seem offensive... Then again, I think it's just kind of following in the "footsteps" (however bad) of Bussom Buddies, the movie about the guys pretending to be girls to live in a sorority house (can't remember the name), and the sitcom where the friends had to pretend to be married to live in the apartment (can't remember that name either). There ought to be a whole genre name for this kind of a comedy. But I will leave that up to someone more clever than me.
LaBibi05 LaBibi05 10 years
It doesn't seem very interesting. To me at least. I think I would probably only go and watch it if I am pressured into watching with friends.
RainbowCrayon RainbowCrayon 10 years
I don't care so much about the moive, I'll probably watch it because those two right there is my dream manwitch! Tmi.. I know.
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