I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

not Sandlers finest moment - norm

10 Points

Viewer Rating:norm has rated I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry rating: 2 Star

Chuck Levine (Sandler) and Larry Valentine (James) are two fire fighters. They are good friends. However, Larry is a widower and Chuck is single. When civic red tape prevents him from naming his two kids as his pension beneficiaries Larry needs Chuck to claim to be Larry's domestic partner on some city forms. They think it will be easy because nobody will ever know. After Chuck, reluctantly, agrees to the ruse, the two men go to Niagara Falls to get married, and Chuck moves in with Larry and his unsuspecting kids. But an official becomes suspicious, and the new couple's arrangement becomes a citywide issue and goes from confidential to front-page news. Forced to improvise as love-struck newlyweds, Chuck and Larry must now fumble through a 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. 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 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 probably enjoy the show. For everyone else The jokes are tired and predictable teenage boy humour (sorry if that's an insult to all teenage boys!) and it is full of stereotypes. All Characters are flat and one-dimensional. Larry the sensitive father looking out for his kids, while Chuck the womanising ladies man, who is far from the Playboy Man he thinks. Every element of Chuck and Larry is basic 101 film making. Chuck is so ugly at the start, but only to make his transformation more impacting, but is deft of any impact. Dennis Dugan has become the main director for any of these Sandler comedies, with uninspiring and flat directing; whenever a good moment arises to adds strength, Dugan take all the easy steps. His paint by colours in hand. Gay stereotypes come flying left and right, all presented as the weak wristed men, who need the strong heterosexual to shown them how to be a man. Squirm as Cindy Lauper's 'Girls just wanna have fun', on a "girl" shopping spree, or the oldest joke of dropping the soap. That joke ought to stay in the Naked Gun. The real surprise here is Jessica Biel, who managed to rise above the rest, even when she's hardly trying. Along with Nick Swardson, who manages to hit the 'mock' button, these two were the only highlights in a mediocre movie There are a few amusing cameos (my favourite being Dave Matthews as a flamboyant personal shopper) that will also bring a chuckle but definitely not Sandlers finest moment.

Review published on the 04 August 2008 19:45

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