I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Studio: Universal
Director: Dennis Dugan
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Allan Covert, Richard Chamberlain
Adam Sandler is doing far more corporate studio comedies nowadays and has lost all his edge, settling back into the overstuffed chair of Hollywood money and letting what (little) comic talent he ever had fall by the wayside to do the male equivalent of romantic comedies.

This one is no different. I don't know if I found it as offensive as all the hullabaloo about making jokes aimed at gay people, but the story of two macho guys who pretend to be lovers for the government benefits (and I'm sure I've seen the idea somewhere before) is well worn, has as many laughs as groans and Jessica Biel in her underwear, which makes the rest of the film worth it.

You will be racking your brains about who's playing the inept Japanese/Canadian celebrant, pulling names form the Adam Sandler movie cameo playbook. I guessed Drew Barrymore. It's actually Rob Schneider. And yes, that is Alexander (Sideways, Election) Payne credited with the screenplay. And an ancient Richard Chamberlain as the chairman of the committee during the heart-swelling climax.

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