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* 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.


* OnlySaneMan: Captain Tucker is the only one at the firehouse who immediately realiZes that Chuck and Larry are just pretending to be a couple to take advantage of the domestic partnership loophole. He keeps quiet until the end because he wants to avoid dealing with the bureaucrats.

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* OnlySaneMan: Captain Tucker is the only one at the firehouse who immediately realiZes realizes that Chuck and Larry are just pretending to be a couple to take advantage of the domestic partnership loophole. He keeps quiet until the end because he wants to avoid dealing with the bureaucrats.

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* OnlySaneMan: Captain Tucker is the only one at the firehouse who immediately realiZes that Chuck and Larry are just pretending to be a couple to take advantage of the domestic partnership loophole. He keeps quiet until the end because he wants to avoid dealing with the bureaucrats.


* {{Yellowface}}: Creator/RobSchneider appears in Yellowface.

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* {{Yellowface}}: Creator/RobSchneider appears in Yellowface.Yellowface, though it's Downplayed because Schneider is partly of Asian descent.

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* {{Yellowface}}: Creator/RobSchneider appears in Yellowface.

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* WantedAGenderConformingChild: Larry is disappointed at the fact that his son, Eric, prefers tap dancing and Broadway musicals to more traditional manly interests like sports. Though he does begin to accept his son for who he is by the end of the movie.


** And the cute Asian girls Chuck has over at his pad, including Tila Tequila

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** And the cute Asian girls Chuck has over at his pad, including Tila TequilaTequila.



* {{Troll}}: Chuck loves to get a rise out of others. Examples include when he says he is going to chop up the fat guy into pieces and pretends to be Larry's late wife's spirit.

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* {{Troll}}: Chuck loves to get a rise out of others. Examples include when he says he is going to chop up the fat guy into pieces and when he pretends to be Larry's late wife's spirit.


* {{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 such an unsympathetic asshole to them?

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* {{Jerkass}}: Clinton Fitzer. Granted Granted, he was only doing his job investigating a possible fraud in Chuck and Larry's marriage, but does it justify being such an unsympathetic asshole to them?



* {{Troll}}: Chuck, who loves to get a rise out of others, such as saying he is going to chop up the fat guy into pieces and pretending to be Larry’s late wife’s spirit.

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* {{Troll}}: Chuck, who Chuck loves to get a rise out of others, such as saying others. Examples include when he says he is going to chop up the fat guy into pieces and pretending pretends to be Larry’s Larry's late wife’s wife's spirit.

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