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Genre: Comedy
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames
Director: Dennis Dugan
Rating: M18 (Some Homosexual Content)
Year Made: 2007




- Deleted Scenes
- Feature Commentary Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Director Dennis Dugan
- Feature Commentary with Director Dennis Dugan
- Laughing Is Contagious
- I Now Pronounce You Husband and...Husband
- Looked Who Stopped By
- Stop, Drop and Roll
- Dugan: The Hands On Director



Languages: English/Thai
Subtitles: English/Cantonese/Thai
Mandarin Traditional/Indonesian
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins
Region Code: NTSC 3
Distributor: Berjaya HVN




Adam Sandler and Kevin James star as best friends and fellow fire-fighters Chuck and Larry, the pride of their Brooklyn fire station. Chuck owes Larry for saving his life. Larry calls in that favour big-time by asking Chuck to pose as his "domestic partner" so his kids will get his pension. But when a pen-pushing bureaucrat becomes suspicious, the two straight tough-guys must stumble through an outrageous charade as love-struck newlyweds!


One of big screen funniest man, Adam Sandler teams up with TV funnyman Kevin James to bring you their debut collaboration, “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” helmed by Sandler’s frequent collaborator, Dennis Dugan.

The result: A TV-like movie filled up to the brim with gay and coarse jokes. I’m not saying I’m not a fan of lowbrow humour, its’ just that “Chuck & Larry” are liked two overstay occupiers who refused to check out. The movie started out on a promising note, Chuck (Sandler) and Larry (James) are two firefighters, best of buddies but character-wise, as different between the distance of north and south poles.

Chuck is a womanizer, in short surrounded by beautiful woman (Hooters girls included) everyday for the past 20 years. Larry is a widower with 2 kids and trying hard to find an insurance beneficiary. At least in the event of his demise, his kids are well taken care of. Catch is he has to find someone to re-marry, someone whom he can trust and the task falls into the hands of Chuck who owed Larry a huge favour.

Since it’s a life-saving situation here, Chuck reluctantly agree and this fictitious gay couple has to deal with stereotyping at work (the shower scene in the station is pretty tickling), home (where a government officer who is assigned to investigate sham marriages, played by Steve Buscemi turned up frequently at their doorstep on a surprise basis) and to make matters worse, Chuck decides to get hanky-panky with their lawyer, Alex (Jessica Biel) thus threatening their fragile facade.

Unfortunately, I assumed much of the original script is thrown away during shooting and the protagonists have a field time improvising the dialogues. Some apparently work and some do not which explains that the duration runs to almost 2 hours. The gay party sequence tried hard to wring in some laughs but failed to live up to what Sean William Scott did in “American Pie 3”. And Sandler pretending to be innocently squeezing Biel’s assets is a tad cringing to watch. Rob Schneider on the other hand with unrecognizable makeover committed the worst case of stereotyping as a goofy Japanese chapel owner.

I’m not that well informed whether the fact that all gays/homosexuals like to dress as a fairy during costume parties or has a particular penchant for strong muscular partners. But I’m sure there’s a character around us liked Duncan, a newly transfer fire-fighter to the station (rather surprising turnout by Ving Rhames) who is afraid to come out of the closet.

Adam Sandler is much likeable and funnier in movies such as “50 First Dates” and “Click”, whereas as the foul-mouth, womanizing Chuck, he’s neither both. String together by some loose setups and weak jokes, “Chuck & Larry” is good for one watch unless you constantly crave for Jessica Biel in her undies.


Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director Dennis Dugan
– 7 scenes in total which runs an approximately 9 minutes. Take a look at some of the funny exchanges between Chuck and Larry that were excised.

Laughing Is Contagious – A behind the scenes look at the cast having fun and also Adam Sandler contributing a deadly silent fart.

I Now Pronounce You Husband…and Husband – Again, a five minutes behind the scenes feature with the cast and crew patting on each other’s back.

Look Who Stopped By – A segment dedicated to all the cameos in the movie including David Spade as a horrendously-looking transvestite, Allen Covert, Dave Matthews, Richard Chamberlain and of course in recent times, one of the most famous gay in the industry, Lance Bass.

Stop, Drop and Roll – Interview with Sandler and James on how some of the fire-fighting and stunt sequences are executed in the movie. Behind the scenes footages included.

Dugan: Hands-On Director – The cast and crew talks about how great it is to work with Dugi, Dugan’s nick I guess. He cameos as the cab driver in the movie by the way.

Audio Commentary with Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Dennis Dugan – This is a fun track to follow given the participation of funnymen Sandler and James.

Audio Commentary with Director Dennis Dugan – I do not know why there are two commentary tracks here since Dugan was also present in the prior track as some of the info pretty much overlapped. Dugan can be a bit dry and monotonous at times but if you are interested in more technical aspects of the movie, you can lap this up as well.


Presented in anamorphic widescreen, the transfer is reasonably well done for such a recent movie.

Dialogue which constitutes a large portion of the movie is clear and the ambience effects during the fire-fighting scene and disco party is well-handled. How about hearing Sandler and James speaking Cantonese for a change?



Review by Linus Tee


. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (Movie Review)

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This review is made possible with the kind support from HVN Berjaya


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