'Adam Sandler Tops Himself with Chuck & Larry': A Review Round-Up


From the moment Universal released the trailer for I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry—an edgier Adam Sandler vehicle in which he plays a fireman who comes to realize that his sexual and emotional needs can only be fully satisfied by the bear community—we were confident that the studio had not just a commercial and critical hit on their hands, but a watershed contribution to the Queer cinema canon. Shockingly, the nation's critics have completely missed the movie's point. What follows is a selection of headlines from today's reviews for this deeply misunderstood film, proving, at the very least, that not all of the marriage puns were used up trashing License to Wed:
· Adam Sandler Tops Himself with Chuck & Larry, Alas [palmbeachpost.com]
· 'Chuck and Larry' gay, not funny [StarTribune.com]
· 'Chuck & Larry' will lead you straight to exit [ABQTrib.com]

· Tie the knot? Stupid, offensive 'Chuck and Larry' is more like a noose [sltrib.com]
· I Now Pronounce You Not at All Funny [thestranger.com]
· Stereotypical and stupid, as usual [freep.com]
· I now pronounce this movie full of wasted potential [theglobeandmail.com]
· But who will get to ride on top of the fire truck? [SF Chronicle]
· 'Chuck and Larry' rates a gong, not wedding bells [timesunion.com]
· In lameness and in health [newsobserver.com]
· Comedy needs a quickie divorce [denverpost.com]
· 'Chuck and Larry' suffers from ludicrous plot, loathsome stereotypes [KCChronicle.com]
· 'Chuck and Larry' can't wed hilarity, meaning [gazette.com]
· Tolerance, homophobia make unhappy couple [star-telegram.com]

And, finally, a rave!:

· 1 of most anti-Christian films of the year [worldnetdaily.com]