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** Plus it's ''extremely'' common for men that come out later in life to have multiple previous opposite sex relationships, so Chuck having been revealed as having relationships ''in the past'' is completely irrelevant.

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** Plus it's ''extremely'' common for men that come out later in life to have been in multiple previous opposite sex relationships, so Chuck having been revealed as having relationships ''in the past'' is completely irrelevant.


** Plus it's ''extremely'' common for men that come out in later in life to have multiple previous opposite sex relationships, so Chuck having been revealed as having relationships ''in the past'' is completely irrelevant.

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** Plus it's ''extremely'' common for men that come out in later in life to have multiple previous opposite sex relationships, so Chuck having been revealed as having relationships ''in the past'' is completely irrelevant.


** Also "Dr. Honey" when she's a lingerie.

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** Also "Dr. Honey" when she's a in lingerie.



* 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.

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* 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 two 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.

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* SexinessScore: Renaldo is incredibly happy when Chuck (who's pretending to be gay) tells him he's a "10" even though Renaldo's not gay himself, he just finds it flattering that gay guys find him attractive.


* 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: the agreement only recognizes that two unmarried people live together, and it's (in theory) designed for people who aren't romantic partners. The arrangement just used to be common among LGBT couples because same-sex marriage was ''illegal'' in most of the United States until 2015, so domestic partnerships were often the closest thing to marriage that they could get.

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: ArtisticLicenseLaw:
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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: the agreement only recognizes that two unmarried people live together, and it's (in theory) designed for people who aren't romantic partners. The arrangement just used to be common among LGBT couples because same-sex marriage was ''illegal'' in most of the United States until 2015, so domestic partnerships were often the closest thing to marriage that they could get.



** It's probably a good thing we're never told ''why'' Jessica Biel knows two guys who went to jail for pretending to be gay to get insurance, because that's not a crime. At all. Insurance fraud would have only been committed if Chuck and Larry actually lied about getting the partnership or getting married, which they follow all the legal requirements to do in the film.

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** It's probably a good thing we're never told ''why'' Jessica Biel Alex knows two guys who went to jail for pretending to be gay to get insurance, because that's not a crime. At all. Insurance fraud would have only been committed if Chuck and Larry actually lied about getting the partnership or getting married, which they follow all the legal requirements to do in 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.

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* FanService: Creator/JessicaBiel {{Fanservice}}: Alex (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.


** [[Headscratchers/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry The movie has no apparent idea how life insurance works at all]]. The fake marriage is completely unnecessary as any life insurance policy would have named Larry's children as beneficiaries regardless of whether his wife was alive, life insurance beneficiaries can of course be changed at any time, and really if all Larry wanted to do was trigger a life event to change his insurance, he simply had to get married, trigger the life event to change the policy, then get divorced.

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** [[Headscratchers/INowPronounceYouChuckAndLarry The movie has no apparent idea how life insurance works at all]].all. The fake marriage is completely unnecessary as any life insurance policy would have named Larry's children as beneficiaries regardless of whether his wife was alive, life insurance beneficiaries can of course be changed at any time, and really if all Larry wanted to do was trigger a life event to change his insurance, he simply had to get married, trigger the life event to change the policy, then get divorced.


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''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.

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''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.



!!'''This film contains examples of:'''

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!!'''This !!This film contains examples of:'''of:


* 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.


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* SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome: 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.


* 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.

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* 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.) 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.


* MsFanservice: Alex played by Jessica Biel. The film and trailer makes sure to show off her breast, legs and ass.

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* MsFanservice: Alex played by Jessica Biel. The film and trailer makes sure to show off her breast, breasts, legs and ass.


* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Chuck (after a considerable amount of CharacterDevelopment hates the word faggot and he punches a religiously homophobic group member. Note that he himself had no problem referring to gays as such earlier in the film.]]

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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Chuck (after a considerable amount of CharacterDevelopment CharacterDevelopment) now hates the word faggot "faggot" and he punches a religiously homophobic group member. Note that he himself had no problem referring to gays as such earlier in the film.]]



* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Chuck points out the reason he and Larry are in this mess and comitting fraud is because "Everything with Paula's name on it gets filed in the drawer under 'too painful to deal with.'

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Chuck points out the reason he and Larry are in this mess and comitting committing fraud is because "Everything with Paula's name on it gets filed in the drawer under 'too painful to deal with.'


* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Chuck hates the word faggot and he punches a religiously homophobic group member.]]

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* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Chuck (after a considerable amount of CharacterDevelopment hates the word faggot and he punches a religiously homophobic group member.member. Note that he himself had no problem referring to gays as such earlier in the film.]]


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 getting married as the only option available to update his policy. 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.

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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 getting married remarried as the only option available to update his policy. 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.


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 as his only option to update his policy. 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.

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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 getting married as his the only option available to update his policy. 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.


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.

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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.marriage as his only option to update his policy. 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 supports and represents 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.

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