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November 15, 2007

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry - 2

Imagine a comedy where two firefighters, let's call them Chuck and Larry, decide that pretending to have a civil union for the benefit of being able to pass on one's inheritance to Larry's kids and the investigation of this relationship by the government and the political ramifications this might have on one's work and home life. Pick two of your favorite comedians to play the roles of Chuck and Larry. This exercise has just saved you two hours, and you've imagined a better film than was made here by Dennis Dugan, Adam Sandler, and Kevin James. Dan Aykroyd, Steve Bescemi, and Jessica Biel couldn't improve the film either. The plot is predictable, the jokes you've already heard before, and- at almost two hours- it doesn't end soon enough. And if you are watching to see Sandler and James kiss, gladly that never happens. Somewhere wrapped up in this rather bad film is a message about tolerance, but it comes across as ironic rather than authentic.

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