''I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry'' is a 2007 comedy starring Creator/AdamSandler and Kevin James. Two New York City Firefighters named [[ThoseTwoGuys Chuck (Sandler) and Larry (James)]] do a routine sweep of a building. Falling debris showers over Chuck, but Larry uses his body to shield him. As Chuck is saved, he tells Larry that he'll repay him with any favor.

After the accident, Larry, a recent widower, worries about his death and the impact it could have on his two kids. However, he discovers that his life insurance policy won't allow him to change his beneficiary from his deceased wife to his children due to him not experiencing a major life event. As he neglected to fill out the paperwork after his wife's death, he's left with marriage. Realizing New York legally recognizes domestic partnerships, he pleads for Chuck to have a domestic partnership with him. Realizing [[IOweYouMyLife that he owes him one]], he agrees.

However, things get complicated when they're repeatedly investigated for potential fraud and forced to keep acting gay in public to maintain the ruse - particularly difficult for Chuck due to his lady killer tendencies and especially his growing attraction to a lawyer, Alex, who supported them. The two also begin to learn that living openly as gay men creates further complications as the two previously homophobic men are now subjected to the same persecution legitimately gay people are.

!!'''This film contains examples of:'''
* AlmostKiss: Twice in the film, the duo are expected to kiss. The first time, they flip out and Chuck hits Larry (they play this off as being kinky.) The second time, they are expected to kiss in court to prove their love before they're interrupted by the Captain, who exposes the entire charade.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The entire premise of the film. Being romantically involved is ''not'' a prerequisite for two people being in a domestic partnership. If anything, the opposite is true: before same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States, most LGBT couples were forced to seek domestic partnership status because their romantic relationships ''didn't'' have legal recognition; since domestic partnership agreements simply recognize that two unmarried people live together, it was often the closest thing to marriage that they could get.
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Chuck hates the word faggot and he punches a religiously homophobic group member.]]
* BlackComedyRape: There was an entire scene that was just the guys' coworkers being scared to shower because Chuck and Larry might rape them, with them acting as if they actually ''might''.
* BlackLikeMe: Chuck is a very casual homophobe, happy to toss around words like "faggot" and having offensive, stereotypical ideas of what gay people are like judging by his attempts at impersonating one. By the end of the movie, he and Larry have had to deal with genuine prejudice over their faked sexuality, and he admits how ignorant he was.
* ButNotTooGay: Despite that this movie is completely centered upon the issues of homosexuals and gay marriage, the one line they could not cross was having Chuck and Larry actually kiss. They wanted to do this, but the MPAA threatened to give the movie an R-rating if they did ([[DoubleStandard despite heterosexual kisses not even being considered to be PG-13]]), so they had to pass on that idea in the interests of marketability.
* CampGay: Pretty much anyone in the movie that is ''actually'' gay is this. [[spoiler:Duncan]] doesn't start out this way, but he switches to this as soon as he comes out of the closet. One of the chief criticisms of the film was its flagrant stereotyping of the gay community despite purporting to be a message of tolerance.
** Implied with Larry's effeminate son. Or he could be just CampStraight.
* CitizenshipMarriage: The insurance marriage variant.
* DepravedHomosexual: Subverted - the movie doesn't portray one, but during the shower scene, Chuck and Larry are treated as though they are.
* [[invoked]] DudeNotFunny: At one point Chuck and Larry sleep on Larry's former wife's bed which he hasn't done since she died. Once under the covers, Chuck decides to joke around by imitating his dead wife and claiming he "betrayed" her. Larry, unsurprisingly, isn't amused.
* FauxYay: The premise of the film.
* FanService: Creator/JessicaBiel in a couple scenes. Bra and panties in one, with a gratuitous shot of her walking away after getting felt up by Sandler. Also as ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} at a costume party.
** Also "Dr. Honey" when she's a lingerie.
** And the cute Asian girls Chuck has over at his pad, including Tila Tequila
* FictionalVideoGame: Chuck owns a "Balica"[[note]]actually a modified ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}''[[/note]] arcade game.
* GetBackInTheCloset: The reason why they decided to cut the kiss between Chuck and Larry.
%%* HardGay
%%* HaveIMentionedIAmGay
%%* HelloAttorney
%%* HeteronormativeCrusader
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Inevitable considering Chuck and Larry did pretend to be a couple.
* IntimateMarks: The movie has a closeted homosexual who comes out to one of the protagonists. Later, when all the firefighters are in the shower, all the firefighters are scared of the 2 main characters. The closeted homosexual walks in and drops his soap. He bends over to reveal that "BAD ASS" is tattooed on his butt cheeks.
* {{Jerkass}}: Clinton Fitzer. Granted he was only doing his job investigating a possible fraud in Chuck and Larry's marriage, but does it justify being an unsympathetic asshole to them?
* MaleGaze: Alex [=McDonough=] gets this. It's one of the reasons why Chuck found it hard to keep up the charade.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Eric and Tori (Larry's kids).
* MistakenFromBehind: Adam Sandler's character sees a hot blonde dressed as a Playboy bunny but when he calls out she turns out to be Creator/DavidSpade.
* MsFanservice: Alex played by Jessica Biel. The film and trailer makes sure to show off her breast, legs and ass.
* NoBisexuals: The entire climax is of Chuck getting in trouble because he was "caught" being in prior relationships with women. The idea of bisexuality was never even implied as a possibility. In fact, the entire movie would be over if they simply claimed to be bisexuals in an open relationship.
* QueerPeopleAreFunny: The whole point of the movie.
* RealityEnsues: After the truth of Chuck and Larry's relationship (or lack thereof) is revealed in the court, their fellow firefighters pull the IAmSpartacus card in a show of solidarity... and are all promptly arrested and thrown in jail for being accessories to Chuck and Larry's act of fraud. Fortunately for them, the state subsequently agrees not to press any charges as part of the plea bargain that sees the case resolved.
* ScaryBlackMan: Duncan (Ving Rhames), one of the firefighters. [[spoiler: He turns out to [[MachoCamp be]] [[ArmoredClosetGay gay]] [[ManlyGay too]]. And the only reason he's "scary" is because he had to hide his sexuality, and would ''really'' become scary if he didn't come out soon.]]