I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry toiled in production for years, attaching and releasing actors from the various roles. It’s even said to be ripped off of a similar movie called Strange Bedfellows. At the very least it was a side story on “Rescue Me,” a show about firefighters. You would think someone would have realized it wasn’t a funny idea by now.
The premise is that two men get married so one can keep his fireman’s pension.
Of course, the problem with this weak plot is that fake gay fireman #1 could have found plenty of women to marry and avoid the whole controversy. It would have saved him the trouble. And it would have saved us all from a bad movie.
The movie is almost a non-stop barrage of tired gay jokes and homosexual cliches. I don’t mean to sound like I’m preaching tolerance; the movie does enough of that on its own, wrapping up the movie by apologizing for the last hour and a half. The bottom line is, no one should be offended by the material in this movie because its jokes are homophobic, but because it’s just not all that funny.
Jessica Biel is hot.
Ving Rhames plays a small role in the movie, and he’s just about the only funny one who pulls off the unexplicablicably gay part well. The cameos by Sandler pals Rob Schneider and David Spade aren’t even a little clever and just come off pathetic. However, there is a random appearance of Dave Matthews that is great.
Maybe I’m just spoiled by the new comedy crew lead by Sandler’s old roommate, Judd Apatow.