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YMMV: I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: The scene where Jessica Biel's character strips down to her underwear is one of the few reasons anyone remembers the movie.
  • Don't Shoot the Message: Let's just say that this is the kindest thing many gay viewers had to say about this movie and leave it at that. GLAAD actually lost a lot of credibility for its positive review.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: 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.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Adam Sandler's Halloween costume (a vampire) and the character he plays in Hotel Transylvania.
  • Idiot Plot: There is no requirement that two people in a domestic partnership actually love each other. Or even that they be gay and monogamous. In real life, plots like this have played out for the exact reason Chuck and Larry do precisely because they're not so much committing fraud as they are exploiting a legal loophole. Even heterosexual couples enter legal, loveless marriages of convenience all the time. Chuck and Larry would only be committing legal fraud if they'd claimed to have gotten married or entered into a partnership without actually doing so - except in the movie, they are explicitly depicted as performing all the tasks they are legally required to do to be recognized as domestic partners.
  • Mexicans Love Speedy Gonzales: Despite controversy over the possible homophobic undertones, GLAAD actually gave the movie their golden seal of approval.
  • Squick: The calendar, in which the couple pose nude.
  • Unfortunate Implications:
    • Everyone in this movie is either Hard Gay or Camp Gay. There is no inbetween.
    • The trailers (and title) of the movie. Its hard to preach tolerance in a movie that treats gay marriage as though it were a "wacky" turn of events.
    • The MPAA threatening to give a movie an R-rating for the sole reason that there was an intended simple closed-mouth kiss between two men (Though this is par the course for how the MPAA treats homosexuality).
    • Apparently gay people can't defend themselves and need a straight man to do all the work for them.
    • Once Ving Rhames' character comes out the closet, he not only becomes Hard Gay, but incredibly promiscuous.
    • The producers made sure to screen the film in front of GLAAD to make sure it's not offensive to gays. They don't seem to hold the same courtesy for Asians and Rob Schneider's racist portrayal.
    • The movie ends with two (genuinely) gay men getting married.... even though they shared no screen time together, purely based on the fact that they're the only two gay characters in a movie about gay rights.
    • Apparently a gay couple needs to be made up of a "pitcher" (man) and a "catcher" (woman), and it's a hotly debated question who has to be the woman.

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