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At the Movies: I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry (12A); 1/10.

Byline: Joe Riley

IN the supposedly enlightened 21st century, it's staggering that I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry should ever see the light of day.

Dennis Dugan's comedy is one of the most offensive films released for some time, using the gay and lesbian community as a punch-bag for so-called laughs.

Widower Larry Valentine (Kevin James) is a New York City fire fighter with a life insurance policy in the name of his dead wife.

Fearful that he could perish in the line of action and leave his children destitute, Larry suggests a bold plan of action to his equally straight buddy, Chuck Levine (Adam Sandier): they claim to be gay and name Chuck as the new beneficiary.

When inspector Clinton Fitzer (Steve Buscemi) from Fraud Detention & Enforcement starts snooping around, Chuck and Larry have to pretend to be the picture of wedded bliss.

Fitzer smells a rat and so the two firemen enlist the services of gay-friendly lawyer Alex McDonough (Jessica Biel) to fight their corner.

Sandier and James camp it up to the hilt. Awful.


OFFENSIVE: Kevin James and Adam Sandier
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Sep 21, 2007
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