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In order to sidestep some red tape so Larry Valentine (Kevin James) can name his two children as the beneficiaries of his insurance policy, the widower ask his fireman colleague Chuck Levine (Adam Sandler) to engage in a little white lie. But when the fib about their gay marriage is called into question, the two straight men struggle to maintain appearances -- and the sexy lawyer (Jessica Biel), attempting to plead their cause, only makes matters worse.
Why Is I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Rated PG-13?
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is rated PG-13 for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, language and drug references. (Re-rated; originally rated R).
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An unending litany of homosexual and heterosexual innuendos pervades this film. Rear male nudity is seen, along with extended scenes of women in revealing underwear, one of which asks a man to fondle her breasts. Depictions of adult videos, magazines and scenes of scantily dressed women offering sexual favors are also included. Many moderate and mild profanities and rude anatomical terms are used. On several occasions, characters physically punch or tackle others who use derogatory terms toward gay people. New York City firemen are depicted smoking cigars. Little regard for law and order is also portrayed—rules are bent to defraud an insurance company, lies are told to avoid consequences, and a fireman takes the liberty of punishing a pot smoker who accidentally starts a fire by blasting him with a fire extinguisher. Finally, this film includes many stereotypes that may be offensive to gay people, Christians, and those who are sensitive about body image portrayals.
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In Connie and Carla, another pair of friends try to pass themselves off as a gay couple in order to hide from gangsters who know they witnessed a murder. Actor Kevin James can be seen as a romantically challenged man in the matchmaking movie Hitch, while Adam Sandler struggles to interpret marriage, commitment and child rearing in the film Spanglish.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry comes out on DVD confettied with bonus extras. Besides audio commentaries by director Dennis Dugan, director/actor Adam Sandler and actor Kevin James, the disc also includes outtakes and deleted scenes (with optional commentary by Dennis Dugan) as well as the featurettes: I Now Pronounce you Husband…and Husband?, Look Who Stopped By, Dugan-The Hands On Director, Laughing Is Contagious, and Stop, Drop and Roll. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in English (SDH), French and Spanish.