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Larry and Chuck are trying to pretend they are domestic partners in order for him to sign some city forms so that Larry's children will be provided for if anything happened to him. An overzealous bureaucrat brings the arrangement to the front page of the paper and the men learn that sticking together in your time of need is what truly makes a family.
Comedy - This is a comedy not unlike most of star Adam Sandler's career work,
male-oriented, silly, juvenile, sometimes raunchy. The gay themes
will limit the film's appeal and give parents some pause.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average There's nothing here to appreciate for anyone who isn't a Sandler fan and, unfortunately, too little even for those who have dubbed themselves lifelong supporters.
USA TodayFull Review Below Average Unless you like your summer movies laced with a heavy dose of homophobia, sexism and racism, steer clear of this unfunny Adam Sandler movie.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 88 moviegoers:(Note: Many commented that this movie was "too gay.")
TEENS:Great opinions from both males and females. Most either loved it or rated it above average. Highly Recommended.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:There are just a few opinions and they are too mixed to be of much help. About half enjoyed it and half thought it was average to below average. Proceed with caution.
ADULTS:These are decent opinions for a silly comedy. About half, both males and females, truly enjoyed "Chuck and Larry." Most of the remaining opinions are average or below average. A few hated it, which is likely due to the gay scenes. Recommended, but not strongly. A cheaper matinee is suggested.
pride of their Brooklyn fire station, Chuck Levine (Sandler) and Larry Valentine (James)
are two guys' guys—always side-by-side and willing to do anything for each other.
Salt-of-the-earth widower Larry wants just one thing: to protect his family. His buddy Chuck
also wants one thing: to enjoy the single life.
Grateful Chuck owes Larry for saving his life on the job, and Larry calls in that
favor big time when civic red tape prevents him from naming his own two kids as his life
insurance beneficiaries. All that Chuck has to do is claim to be Larry's domestic partner
on some city forms. Easy. Nobody will ever know.
But when an overzealous, spot-checking bureaucrat becomes suspicious, 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 hilarious charade of domestic bliss under one roof. And 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.