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I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)

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

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Dennis Dugan

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Barry Fanaro (screenplay), Alexander Payne (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Chuck Levine
Kevin James ... Larry Valentine
Jessica Biel ... Alex McDonough
Dan Aykroyd ... Captain Tucker
Ving Rhames ... Fred G. Duncan
Steve Buscemi ... Clint Fitzer
Nicholas Turturro ... Renaldo Pinera
Allen Covert ... Steve
Rachel Dratch ... Benefits Supervisor Sara Powers
Richard Chamberlain ... Councilman Banks
Nick Swardson ... Kevin McDonough
Blake Clark ... Crazy Homeless Man
Mary Pat Gleason ... Teresa
Matt Winston ... Glen Aldrich
Lance Bass ... Band Leader
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yo los declaro marido y... Larry See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,233,750, 22 July 2007

Gross USA:

$120,059,556

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,054,170
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kevin James wears a "Mrs. Timberlake" shirt at some point in the movie. Jessica Biel married Justin Timberlake five years after the movie's release. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Chuck is sitting on the bed talking to Alex, his "best friends 4-ever" bracelet changes positions on his hand as he touches her face. One shot it is nearest his wrist and the next shot it is moved down his arm further. The letters on the bracelet change positions throughout the scenes. The bracelet could not had slid down his arm because the material the bracelet is made out of is tight on his arm. See more »

Quotes

Larry Valentine: What I'm talking about is no more involved than co-signing a loan, or joining a gym.
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Alternate Versions

A kiss between the two main characters (both male) were cut from The United States version of the film to obtain a PG-13 rating. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm Every Woman
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford), Valerie Simpson
Performed by Chaka Khan
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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If only Alexander Payne's screenplay wasn't sh*t on...
14 November 2011 | by deza25See all my reviews

I used to be a fan of Adam Sandler, way back when his comedy was dumb but sweet and humoured none the less. This was a long time ago though, it's been a while since, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, 50 First Dates etc. (Obviously Punch Drunk Love is good, but he had no writing credit there). Alexander Payne has been credited with the screenplay but we must all know he did not has full control here. Adam Sandler admitted in an interview that the script was originally for another type of Movie and he tweaked it to suit his style of comedy, which in this case was more homophobic than ironic. It does sometimes annoy me that Adam Sandler gets to do whatever film he wants these days because its a guaranteed sell. He can do better if he gave a dam.


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