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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry


Production Budget: $85M

Worldwide Gross: $107.2M

Every now and then, a movie comes along and totally blows your mind. Then, there are the movies that come along, and just blow. I will be honest, at times during this movie I laughed. Not once however, did I laugh without looking to my brother seated to my left, to make sure I wasn’t the only one.

One factor working in this movie’s favor is that it did hold my attention throughout. I didn’t dose off once, then again if counting Cliche’s was like counting sheep, I would have slept like the dead. This movie was an awkward combination of 80’s stereotype, and absurd character rehabilitation.

Cliche’ 1: The token big, tough, black man in the movie ends up being gay. Skockingly Original.

Cliche’ 2: The ladies’ man, who we are supposed to believe Sandler embodies, prances around with a hoard of hovering hooter’s girls, and tosses around the word “faggot”, before, like a big metro sexual pumpkin, he magically transforms into a new and improved sensitive hetero gay-rights activist.

Cliche’ 3: The ladies man, now pretending to be gay, finds himself befriending the absurdly hot Jessica Biel, who playfully asks him to grope her. Her character is the most naive lawyer in the history of the NY bar association. Kennedy couldnt’ pass the NY Bar exam, but she could? To top it all off, she falls in love with the philandering, repentant, Sandler after stating how she wishes she could find a straight man like Sandler. The only problem with this logic, is Sandler embodies no positive qualities of a gay man that would typically entice a woman, and everything she hates in straight men. His character is, simply put, a forgetable ass.

From start to finish, this movie forces jokes that land awkwardly on the audience. Even for Sandler, who’s stupid movies I usually enjoy, this movie was a juvenile and unoriginal rehashing of every gay stereotype and joke tossed around for the last twenty years. The character’s were ill conceived and unoriginal, and the plot was dull and predictable. All in all, this movie was good for an occasional laugh, Jessica Biel in underwear, some shock value at it’s most uncomfortable scenes, and an absolute waste of two hours.

Recommendation: To make this movie worth your buck, Download It Illegally off The Internet. (Or sniff a lot of rubber cement before watching.)

~ Jared