Monday, July 23, 2007

"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" Review


So I wrapped up Jessica Biel week by seeing her latest movie, “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, starring Jessica Biel, her exquisite breasts and some guys...

Ok, seriously, the movie stars Adam Sandler and Kevin James (both of whom I also met last week and were very cool) as New York firefighters who fake a gay marriage so Larry (Kevin James) can ensure his pension goes to someone he trusts in the event of his death.

Yes, it’s a ridiculous premise for a movie, but honestly, it’s a funny movie. I’ve never been a huge Kevin James fan, and it’s been awhile since I’ve seen a funny Adam Sandler movie I liked, but this one made me laugh. Yes, there are a lot of childish gay jokes, but, ya know what, sometimes I like to laugh at stuff like that.

Not every comedy made needs to be smart, or clever, or insightful on a deeper level. Sometimes a guy putting a really big pair of boxers onto a pillow, then getting disgusted when he finds out it’s not a pillowcase, is funny. Yes, the movie does degrade into a formulaic pattern, and the last half plays out as basically a write-by-numbers screenplay (right down to the dramatic courtroom scene where everyone reveals the lessons they’ve learned) but plain and simple, the jokes are really funny.

As for Ms. Biel, well, she’s the No. 1 reason to see this movie. Holy fuck she’s hot. The scene where she has Sandler feel up her breasts to prove they’re real is just great. Of course, though, this movie falls into the same Hollywood trap of making me trying to believe a woman as hot as Jessica Biel would have trouble finding a man. Sorry, not buying it. Hell, I’ll buy Jessica Biel as a lawyer before I’ll buy Jessica Biel struggling to find a man.

If I were to revisit Wednesday’s Fave 5, I’d put this movie in 3rd, behind “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Blade: Trinity”. But honestly, it’s a funny movie that’s worth your time. The best thing I can say about it is, if a group of my friends was going to see it and asked me if I wanted to come, I’d go see it again. It was enjoyable enough that I wouldn’t mind spending another $7 of my money and 2 hours of my time on it.

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