We’re not big fans of Kevin James’ comedy or of his unjustifyingly long-running King of Queens (we really don’t know one person who watches the show). As for loveable Adam Sandler, we’re all about his early silly comedies, like Happy Gilmore, but his recent stuff kinda’, um, well…it blows. Big time.
So we’re not holding out much hope for I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Sandler & James’ new comedy where they play firefighters who pretend to be gay in order to receives domestic partner benefits. We think we can pretty accurately summarize the sight gags that will most definitely be peppered throughout the script; awkward straight guy on guy kisses (James has already had practice with Will Smith in Hitch), communal showers, and plenty of fire hose/penis jokes.
Gay may be in these days, but really aren’t the sort of breakthrough movies we wanted to follow in the footsteps of that little film that can do no wrong, Brokeback Mountain. And here we were worried about Hollywood green lighting more mindless stereotypical films.
Sandler, James head to altar in pretend-gay comedy [Washington Post]