Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Jessica Biel
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Run Time: 110 Minutes.
Adam Sandler plays Chuck and Kevin James plays Larry, who are both straight Brooklyn Firefighters. Larry was married with children, but his wife passed away. Due to a city law, Larry waited too long to switch his beneficiaries to his children instead of his wife. Thus, if something happens to Kevin, his kids don't get anything. After a particularly close call, Larry convinces Chuck to enter into a domestic partnership in order for Chuck to provide for Larry's kids if something happens to him. The situationsoon gets tricky as the city begins investigating them for fraud.
This movie is interesting. I have been a fan of Adam Sandler's since the Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison days. Recently, Sandler has been putting out one big movie a year that always grosses over $100 million. This puts Sandler as one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood. I was one of those fans flocking to see the next Sandler comedy, however, when I heard about this particular film, I was not enthused. The script had been around for over 10 years with no star power attached to it. Finally,Sandler agreed and the whole thing came together rather quickly. I was worried that it would not be a standard Adam Sandler comedy. The idea didn't seem plausible for big laughs and appeared that it could be very offensive. The trailer soon appeared online and I was curious to see the tone and overall feel of the film. The trailer was excellent. It eased my fears and I was once again excited to go see it in theatres.
The movie was funny and enjoyable with just a bit of heart. If you are easily offended by 'gay jokes' then this movie will probably offend you before it gets to the heart, however if you are not offended by it, the movie will most likely strike you as quite hilarious. The main film critics are not a fan of this movie, but that is typically of everySandler comedy of the past 6 years. If you enjoyed any of his previous films, it is a safe bet that you will enjoy this one. I, for one, am a critic that not only enjoyed and appreciated this movie, but appreciate the fact, thatSandler continually makes movies that entertain with just a bit of heart and message at the end. It may be a bit offensive, it may be a bit cheesy at times, it may be a bit unbelievable, but then again, it's a movie and I had a great time watching it.