I will begin this review by correcting two mistakes in Amazon's product description. First, this movie is rated PG-13, not rated R. Second, the movie is just under 2 hours in length, not 1 hr and 16 minutes as stated on Amazon.
Now to the movie itself. First of, this is Adam Sandler's first movie where his character is Jewish, as the actor is in real life. As such, there are the occasional Jewish humor that anyone can appreciate. Second, as a movie about two men pretending to be gay, there is actually not that much humor relating to homosexuality; which is good as that would become tiresome really quick. And most of the gay humor is wordplay, with very little crude, physical humor.
Third, as an Oriental person, I did find Rob Schneider's Japanese impersonation hilarious, and not overly insulting. Like all other Sandler movies' this one has a moral undercurrent. In this case, it is that gays are no different than heterosexuals. Also, one should always support their friends. This movie is classic Sandler, and also a great big-screen breakout role for Kevin James. In conclusion, a great movie and probably the best, if not surely the most innovative comedy of 2007.
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK & LARRY I am a huge Kevin James fan and when I found out about this movie I was extremely excited, come on Adam Sandler is in it to. A lot people don't seem to like the Happy Madison films for one reason or another but I have enjoyed all of them, especially any one with Kevin James and Steve Buscemi. Those two right there are two of my favorite actors of all time, Buscemi is absolutely an amazing actor and James … more
This movie falls far short of Sandler's recent film Click in both comedy and overall story. Some parts were actually so ridiculous that I felt myself cringing. Several of the actors seem miscast (Steve Busemi as an attorney attacking Sandler and James as being insurance frauds and Dan Ackroyd as the Fire Captain). Rob Schneider looked ridiculous as a minister marrying them. Sandler's relationship with Jennifer Biels fall far short of Matthew Perry's relationship … more
This absolutely hilarious comedy hit all the right notes with me. The soundtrack in particular would be any wedding singer's dream request line-up, and the actors are pitch perfect, obviously having had a lot of fun making the movie. In brief, Larry (Kevin James) is a widower with two kids (both of whom will remind you of Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine) who tries to short circuit the process of getting his insurance policy changed. Larry is a firefighter, and is … more
This movie falls far short of Sandler's recent film Click in both comedy and overall story. Some parts were actually so ridiculous that I felt myself cringing. Several of the actors seem miscast (Steve Busemi as an attorney attacking Sandler and James as being insurance frauds and Dan Ackroyd as the Fire Captain). Rob Schneider looked ridiculous as a minister marrying them. Sandler's relationship with Jennifer Biels fall far short of Matthew Perry's relationship with Neve … more
"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" Love? Amos Lassen Freshly out on DVD is "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" and as I prepared to watch it I did not know what to expect. I had read the reviews when it opened in movie houses and they were not too good but I must say that Adam Sander is a magician of a comic. The story is simple enough. Two Brooklyn firefighters who have been friends for what seems like forever … more
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It's crude and sometimes awkward, but there's a gleefully subversive movie lurking insideI Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry. By virtue of a tooth-grinding contrivance, two manly Manhattan firefighters, Adam Sandler and Kevin James, must move in together and pretend to be gay; after seeing life from the other side, they learn something about tolerance. Sandler is the obnoxious, aggressively offensive womanizer, while James plays a widowed dad worried about his effeminate son. Nothing is too surprising about the way this works out, except for the film's unabashedly gay-rights fervor. It's one thing for a sensitive art-house movie to preach to the choir, and quite another for Sandler to speak to his multiplex audience on how uncool it is to use a homophobic slur. Ham-handedly directed and almost proudly sloppy,Chuck & Larrywins points for remaining defiantly rude; a nicer movie wouldn't have been as effective. There's a hilarious supporting performance by Ving Rhames, and Jessica Biel brings her Kim Novak-style glamour to a truly unbelievable character. Rob Schneider and Richard Chamberlain (two names not generally brought together) are amusing in small roles.--Robert Horton