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YMMV / I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

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  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Not to mention, insurance does not work the way the movie portrays it. Someone in the headscratchers section wrote a clear breakdown of this, but even viewers who have no idea how insurance works were likely asking, 'Why doesn't he just switch his insurance?'
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    • And if they were so concerned about being found out as straight, why couldn't they just say they were bisexual? Or had an open marriage for that matter?
  • 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.
  • Values Dissonance:
    • The numerous stereotypical portrayals of LGBT people and the causal homophobia displayed by quite a few of the characters does make the movie incredibly dated and leaves you shaking your head even though it was only made back in 2007.
    • Then there's Rob Schneider dressed up in full blown yellowface portraying a Canadian-Japanese man with several stereotypical mannerisms of Asian men. While many people considered it funny then and didn't think too much of like they did with Mickey Rooney, in today’s world however it comes across is very unfunny and hideously racist. Plus, given Schneider's recent political comments about vaccines and a few other things, it stands out even more as just awful.


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