I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007, USA) C-110m. ** D: Dennis Dugan. Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Nicholas Turturro, Richard Chamberlain, Dennis Dugan, Rob Schneider. Funny comedy about two fire fighters, one of whom (James) has recently lost his wife, and in order to make sure his kids have some kind of security if he also dies, he asks his buddy (Sandler), a womanizer, to marry him in liberal Canada. When a federal inspector comes to look if they are really gay, they have to act that way and get into all kinds of troubles, privately and in their male-only job. Lots of gags, most of which work in this comedy, though its contrivances are hard to overlook.

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