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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 July 2007 (USA)
Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits.

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Chuck Levine and Larry Valentine are friends and Brooklyn firefighting partners. Widower Larry, who still mourns the death of his wife Paula, is having problems changing the beneficiary on his insurance policy from Paula's name to his children's. He is worried about his children's future if he were to be killed in the line of duty, and is contemplating quitting his job for something less risky, but he also does not want to forfeit his firefighter's pension as he also see it as a safety net for his children. Larry saves Chuck's life on one of their calls. So when Chuck tells Larry that he owes him one, Larry takes him up on his offer. Larry's favor: despite both being heterosexual, that they enter into a domestic partnership, in name and paper only, to provide that much needed protection for Larry's children. Chronic womanizer Chuck reluctantly but eventually agrees. The one person who knows for a certainty that they are both straight is their boss, Captain Phineas J. Tucker. Their ... Written by Huggo

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Chuck has just found the perfect girl. Too bad he's agreed to marry his best friend. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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20 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Yo los declaro marido y... Larry  »

Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,233,750 (USA) (20 July 2007)

Gross:

$119,684,970 (USA) (12 October 2007)
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Trivia

While filming the hearing scene, when Dan Aykroyd made his way to the middle of the room to shout 'Enough,' 'Adam Sandler' and 'Kevin James' cheered him on, thus starting a standing ovation from the extras. According to the director, Aykroyd missed the rehearsal for the scene, so the extras were unaware of what he was going to do. The segment was caught on film and can be found in the extras on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

After the first house visit, when Chuck and Larry are on the porch saying good-bye to the investigator, the front door changes positions throughout the scene. See more »

Quotes

Larry Valentine: You know what, I cannot deal with sleeping next to your stupid ugly face tonight, so don't bother coming in the bedroom.
Chuck Levine: Oh, wouldn't dream of it, honey!
Larry Valentine: You are a lousy best friend, and a shitty husband!
Chuck Levine: Hey! For the record, every time I laughed at one of your jokes, I was faking it.
Larry Valentine: You're a monster!
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Features Rabbit Fire (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Seven One Eight
Written by Matt Goias, Keith Grady
Performed by Fannypack
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Entertainment
By Arrangement with Shelly Bay Music
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19 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

OK it is full of stereotypes, yes the movie does old jokes, it is fairly predictable and we have seen it before. The crucial question is this – is it funny? The simple answer is yes. My wife wasn't enthused about this one, but she laughed heartily. For a comedy to be any good you need to laugh out loud at least 6 times. I think I laughed about 10-12 times. Some of the scenes were set up really well and the comedy acting was superb.

OK the plot is unbelievable and a little silly, but it's a comedy! Give it a go. If you love meet the parents, dumb and dumber, there is something about Mary and Kingpin, you will enjoy the show. If you have a cinematic bypass and love politically correct left-wing tripe – then this one isn't for you. Its as simple as that!


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