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Parents' Guide to

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Typical Sandler comedy overflows with stereotypes.

Movie PG-13 2007 115 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+

Average movie with high points

Dont usually write reviews, but with all the negative reviews about 'homophobic' jokes felt that I had to respond. The movie is a representation (a bad one) of the progression of a straight Male dominated industry with a jaded view on homosexuality and the progression of society and its views towards it. Joke are now outdated an inappropriate, but at the time were relevant. Brave writing, average movie. 6.8/10 Guilty pleasure watch though!
age 12+

It depends

Okay so I think that this movie really is not bad at all. There’s a few cuss words here and there and a few sexual innuendos but it all depends on the child. Also if common sense media is saying 16 and up by the time the child grows up to be 16 he will think the jokes are childish because all Adam Sandler movies are childish and meant for kids. So I really would put bother with this film. I would say 12 and up because that is the age when you will understand everything and still be juvenile to appreciate it. It also does send a message saying no matter if your gay or straight, your still a good person and your still equal.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (20 ):

For of all the movie's borderline -- and outright -- offensive laughs, there's a well-intentioned message of tolerance, diversity, and so on. Under so many layers of tired humor, the tiny kernel of wisdom easily gets lost, and its message about tolerance apparently doesn't extend to the obese (who are cheaply made fun of in the majority of Sandler's movies) and East Asians, who will no doubt cringe at the horrifying sight of Rob Schneider -- one of the many Saturday Night Live vets to cameo -- playing the Asian wedding officiant. With his bowl cut, buck teeth, and thick glasses (not to mention the awful accent) Schneider is the worst caricature of an Asian man in nearly half a century. On the bright side, at least there's a hilarious moment when a hitherto scary Ving Rhames starts belting out a Diana Ross tune in the shower. That alone is worth one star.

Adam Sandler is a comedian who occasionally astonishes audiences with his range (Punch-Drunk Love) and sincerity (The Wedding Singer). But, for the most part, he makes his living playing and acting the crass fool and this "comedy" is not one of the exceptions in the Sandler filmography. Even the addition of lovable everyman Larry Valentine, the Chuck factor dominates the movie.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: July 19, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: November 6, 2007
  • Cast: Adam Sandler , Jessica Biel , Kevin James
  • Director: Dennis Dugan
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 115 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: crude sexual content throughout, nudity, language and drug references.
  • Last updated: August 18, 2023

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