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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
When two testosterone-fueled firemen attempt to register as domestic partners in order to bypass the bureaucratic red tape preventing one of them from naming his own two children as his life-insurance beneficiaries, their low-key ruse turns into headline news in this quirky matrimonial comedy starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James. Chuck Levine (Sandler) and Larry Valentine (James) are two New York City firefighters whose longtime friendship has endured many a five-alarm fire. All that widower Larry wants is to ensure that his two children will be taken care of if anything should happen to him… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

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"There is something to be said for a movie that may end up preaching, for a change, to the unconverted. If only the laughs were bigger, smarter and more frequent than they are."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry manages to insult gays, straights, men, women, children, African-Americans, Asians, pastors, mailmen, insurance adjusters, firemen, doctors -- and fans of show music. That's championship stuff."
‑ Joanne Kaufman, Wall Street Journal
"While it's very easy to eviscerate Chuck and Larry from an activist point of view, all one really has to do to slam the flick is look at the lazy, contrived writing and the traffic-cop direction by frequent Sandler accomplice Dennis Dugan."
‑ Alonso Duralde, AfterElton.com
"They could have focused more on the similarities of best friends and a gay couple. Instead, they just try to offend everyone in sight and then act sorry at the end."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"As complex as a garden-variety sitcom..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The premise is older than the pilot for Three's Company, and just as unfunny."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"With a tacked-on PC message and leaden attempts at humor, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is a movie that gives marriage, homosexuality, friendship, firefighters, children and nearly everything else a bad name."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Displays considerable heart"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"You know a movie is going to be bad when Rob Schneider shows up as a Chinese wedding chapel minister. No, come to think of it, you know a movie is going to be bad when Rob Schneider shows up at all"
‑ Brandon Fibbs, Colorado Springs Gazette
"One of the year's most stunningly feeble offerings."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Good intentions can only carry these films so far, and this one falls woefully short."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Chuck and Larry remains something close to remarkable: an Adam Sandler movie that manages to be crude and caring in equal measure. In the multiplex, this is called progress."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"What truly makes [the film] so detestable is its disingenuous attempt to justify itself with a tacked-on call for acceptance of all people and lifestyles."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Above all the idiotic shenanigans and brutally offensive conversation, Chuck & Larry is flat-out a badly made movie."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"This film is stupid, but it has a reckless bravery... and I found myself giggling more than once."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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