I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Synopsis
Adam Sandler (Click) and Kevin James (Hitch) team as two straight guys who stumble down the aisle with the best of intentions in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Chuck Levine (Sandler) and Larry Valentine (James) are the pride of their fire station: two guy's 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 in a fire, 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. 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.
With ‘King of Queens’ slowly winding down its run on television, it was starting to seem like Kevin James’ career might begin and end right there on that set. But then in 2005 he got a break in the movie Hitch, and apparently that’s leading to bigger and better for big (and by big I mean fat) KJ.
Meanwhile Sandler looks like he may actually be playing a slightly different character than normal. Missing is his usual whiny guy who gets angry shtick. Instead, he simply seems downright manly. It’s not the Adam Sandler we’re used to.
The concept may seem a little stale, but I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry has a great pedigree and a great cast. The screenplay was written by the Sideways team of Alexander Payne and James Taylor and in addition to Sandler and James they’ve mixed in Buscemi, Biel, Akyroyd, and Rhames. That could be enough to equal funny.