Sam-sex marriage has gradually been accepted worldwide with different terminologies such as civil union, civil partnership or domestic partnership. No matter what you call it, the idea of this marriage is the same – which is to provide legal rights for the gay or lesbian couples. This idea is the main concept behind the comedy film I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James as Chuck and Larry, two veteran New York firefighters who have to fake this unlikely marriage in order to take the benefit of legal issue for Larry’s children. Chuck, who is a self-proclaimed womanizer, agrees to help Larry, a widower with two children, because they are best friends. Things get worse when Chuck fells in love with their sexy lawyer (portrayed by Jessica Biel) but couldn’t express his true feeling and the couples are under the investigation of fake marriage by the authority.
The comedy utilizes the awkward situations of straight men pretending to be gay and other homosexual contents. Some might find these gags funny and enjoyable. However, there are quite a few offensive remarks in the film. Adam Sandler and Kevin James are the odd couples but somehow still produce a good on-screen chemistry. It seems that Jessica Biel‘s character is put into the film to balance the homosexuality in the film and I have to admit that it works. All in all, this film is another enjoyable Hollywood comedy. Expect a few good laughs and nothing more.
3 Stars out of 5 – The concept of the film is new but the film itself ends up to be a typical Hollywood movie with some funny moments.