Thankfully, Adam Sandler seems to be shedding the sophisticate ambitions that he so recklessly exercised earlier this year in Reign Over Me, and has returned to the eternal potty-mouthed juvenilia of Billy Madison with his latest offering, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Collectively penned by Alexander Payne, frequent collaborator Jim Taylor, and Golden Girls writer-producer Barry Fanaro, the story is of two firefighting buddies, Chuck (Adam Sandler) and Larry (Kevin James), who hatch a scheme to fool the pension department: register a “domestic partnership” so, in the event one of them dies, the other one gets the benefits. Standing in their way is their overly honest boss (Dan Ackroyd), a zealous fraud investigator (Steve Buscemi), and their hottie lawyer (Jessica Biel).
Directed by Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore and Big Daddy), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is shamelessly offensive, and it makes no apologies for the endless parade of gay jokes, fat jokes, gay fat jokes, and assorted humor about farts, bondage, boobies, and anything else your 13-year-old nephew has on his mind. Thirty minutes of this movie will bring the chuckling, immature inner bigot out of even the most staunchly mature liberal.