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"I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU CHUCK AND LARRY"
(2007) (Adam Sandler, Kevin James) (PG-13)

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QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Two straight firefighters pose as gay lovers in order to get domestic partner benefits.
PLOT:
Chuck Levine (ADAM SANDLER) and Larry Valentine (KEVIN JAMES) are Brooklyn firefighters and longtime friends who work for Captain Tucker (DAN AYKROYD) who's recently hired the seemingly volatile and gruff Fred Duncan (VING RHAMES) as the newest member of their team. While Chuck is a habitual womanizer, Larry still hasn't gotten over his wife's death more than a year ago, meaning he's raising their young kids, Eric (COLE MORGAN) and Tori (SHELBY ADAMOWSKY), by himself, with negligible help from his maid, Teresa (MARY PAT GLEASON).

After yet another close call in the line of duty, Larry is concerned about his kids' future should anything happen to him. Yet, he learns that he missed the filing deadline to change his beneficiary from his late wife to his kids. With no other option, he proposes that he and Chuck pretend to be gay lovers so that they're entitled to domestic partnership benefits (meaning Larry's pension would go to Chuck who could then support Larry's kids).

Being as straight and homophobic as they come, Chuck is against the idea. Yet, since he owes Larry for earlier saving his life, he reluctantly agrees, hoping that no one will find out about their fraudulent ploy. They soon learn, however, that the city will be sending fraud investigator Clinton Fitzer (STEVE BUSCEMI) to see if their claim is legitimate or not. Realizing they could go to jail if caught, they hire civil rights lawyer Alex McDonough (JESSICA BIEL) -- whose brother Kevin (NICK SWARDSON) is gay -- to represent them.

From that point on, they must continue their charade and contend with getting on each other's nerves, all while Chuck must deal with being attracted to Alex.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into Adam Sandler comedies or are fans of anyone else in the cast, they very well could.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For crude sexual content throughout, nudity, language and drug references. (re-rated; originally rated R)
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • ADAM SANDLER plays a womanizing firefighter who reluctantly agrees to pose as Larry's gay lover only to help his friend and because he owes him his life. He sleeps with various women, must contend with being attracted to Alex (a woman), drinks, briefly smokes, uses profanity, briefly hits someone, and must overcome his homophobic mindset.
  • KEVIN JAMES plays his friend and fellow firefighter who hatches the fraudulent plot as the only way to provide for his kids should something happen to him. Still affected by his wife's death more than a year ago, he tries to keep up the ploy, drinks, briefly attacks another man, and uses profanity (some of it briefly strong).
  • JESSICA BIEL plays their civil rights lawyer who works to defend their domestic partnership claims. Thinking Chuck is gay, she appears in front of him in next to nothing, and even lets him manhandle her bra-covered breasts. She briefly uses profanity.
  • DAN AYKROYD plays the men's firefighter captain who's on to their ploy, but initially doesn't turn them in.
  • VING RHAMES plays a new firefighter in the station who initially seems like a potential loose cannon, but turns out to be a happy gay man once he accepts his sexuality.
  • STEVE BUSCEMI plays the city investigator who's determined to prove the two men are faking being gay.
  • NICK SWARDSON plays Alex's flamboyant gay brother.
  • MARY PAT GLEASON plays Larry's middle-aged maid who doesn't do much work, uses some profanity, and apparently sleeps with Chuck.
  • COLE MORGAN plays Larry's seemingly effeminate son who's into Broadway musicals and tap-dancing.
  • SHELBY ADAMOWSKY plays his sister.
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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a brief summary of the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 1 "f" word, while other expletives and colorful phrases are uttered. A great deal of sexually related dialogue and humor (much of it gay-related) is present, including the sight of a blow-up sex doll, and other pornographic material, etc.). Straight sexual encounters (including group sex) are heavily implied.

    Various scantly clad women (one of whom has a man, who she believes to be gay, feel her barely covered breasts) and men (an obese one in just a thong) are seen, as is male shower nudity (bare butts, near full frontal) and non-related cleavage, while the camera focuses in close-up on various clothed and unclothed body parts.

    Various characters have varying degrees of bad attitudes (including homophobia), while some viewers might not like the film's eventual pro-gay stance. Crude humor (some visual, mostly verbal) is present, as is some drinking and smoking, and the brief presence of drugs (a joint).

    Some behavior might be enticing to imitate, while some scenes set in buildings on fire might be unsettling for some sensitive viewers. Some striking of others occurs, while a family is still affected by the death of the wife/mother before the story begins.

    Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

    For those concerned with bright flashes of light on the screen, there's briefly some of that from emergency lights.

    For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, there are varying amounts of camera movement (some quite shaky) in the film.


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Larry has a beer with dinner.
  • Chuck tells a female doctor they should split a Vicodin and have some fun.
  • Hearing Larry's proposal that they act gay, Chuck says he needs a drink and then guzzles some liquor straight from the bottle.
  • Seeing a firefighter walk out with his joint from a burned building, a man states, "That's my weed."
  • Chuck, Larry, and two other men have champagne.
  • Teresa has a beer.
  • Larry has a beer with dinner, while Chuck later has a beer watching TV.
  • Chuck asks Larry if he has any tequila in the house.
  • Chuck and Larry have beer at a party where others drink.
  • Alex and Chuck have wine.
  • People have drinks at a reception, including Chuck with a beer.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Chuck and Larry save an extremely obese man from a burning house (with Chuck asking if the man started the fire by lighting one of his farts), but all three end up tumbling down some steps. When they come to a stop, the obese man is in the 69 position (clothed) on top of Chuck, and farts in his face.
  • In a fiery house, Chuck shows a burned up rat and offers to pay Larry money to eat it. Larry says he will, but doesn't get the chance as an emergency occurs.
  • We hear intestinal rumbling sounds when Larry first meets Alex.
  • A homeless man is seen with a wet spot around his clothed crotch.
  • Chuck complains that the food Larry has made smells like manure.
  • We see Tori with her butt and more stuck down in a toilet due to Chuck leaving the seat up (Larry rescues her, but nothing is seen).
  • Larry states he needs to "take a leak" at a costume party, and thus goes into the bathroom where a small door opens on his apple costume and we then hear him urinating. We later see the back door open, and he complains of his underwear riding up his "core," commenting on the applesauce back there (with Chuck sarcastically saying he can't wait to do that laundry).
  • A man stuck upside down in a vent claims that he just peed on his own face.
  • After previously talking about a prostate issue, Capt. Tucker says he's happy because he just "pissed" without spraying all three urinals.
  • Larry reminds one firefighter that the other man was so scared his first time out that "you crapped yourself."
  • Larry claims that the toilet is happy now that Chuck is the household cook (suggesting many previous bathroom visits due to Larry's cooking).
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Although done for a good reason (to provide for Larry's kids should he be killed), Larry and Chuck lie about being gay lovers so that they can receive domestic partnership benefits.
  • Viewers may be offended by the film's derogatory (but played for comedy) views of gays, fat people and an Asian.
  • The first includes terms such as "Faggots," "Paper faggots," "We're big time fruits," "Queers," "That's pretty gay," "Uber-gay," "Oh my God, it's homo-palooza," "You're a flamer," "What you shove up your ass is your own business," "Your asses will be busier than a test bench at a plunger factory," "My dad said you're also a butt pirate," "Your dad's gay, so are you," "I don't speak Gayonese," "Gay crazy nightmare" and "That was pretty freaking gay." There's also the portrayal of Eric, Larry's young son, as flamboyant and effeminate in loving Broadway musicals, tap dancing, and using an Easy-Bake oven, etc. Chuck makes fun of the boy in front of Larry, commenting about a pipe up his "ass" and swallowing batons. Then there's the entire bit of Chuck and Larry doing stereotypical gay things as they try to act that way, as well as many other related instances of humor, including male firefighters in a group shower reacting in horror over having dropped the soap, the selection of "gay" music, etc.
  • The second includes Chuck making various mean and sarcastic comments regarding Larry's weight, while the two react adversely to having to save an extremely obese and bed-bound man (with the comment "Holy Shamu" made upon first seeing him). That results in all of them tumbling down some steps, with the fat man landing on top of Chuck in the 69 position and then farting in his face.
  • The third involves actor Rob Schneider doing a stereotypical Asian appearance and accent (pronouncing "ring" as "ling") as a wedding chapel preacher.
  • The terms "Guidos" and "Kike" (the latter as an example of an offensive term) are briefly used.
  • Chuck refers to a female doctor as "honey," and then jokes that if he doesn't sleep with Larry (referring to staying in the same hospital room), he'll have to sleep with the doctor, adding that he doesn't know what mood she'll be in.
  • A cab driver uses terms such as "queers" and "faggots," prompting Chuck to grab him from the backseat and Larry to hit the driver, thus causing the cab to go out of control (nothing is hit).
  • A homeless man is portrayed as crazy, with a wet spot around his clothed crotch.
  • Despite Larry's objections, Chuck tests Eric's sexual orientation by showing him a photo from inside his "Buttered Buns" porn magazine. We don't see the image, but Eric does, squeals in fright, and runs off.
  • Chuck apparently has sex with Teresa while Larry is asleep in the same bed.
  • Chuck does a mock ghostly voice to represent Larry's dead wife (in several scenes, done playfully).
  • Although doing his job, Fitzer goes through Larry and Chuck's trash for evidence one way or the other about them being gay.
  • About Chuck and Larry being gay, Kevin (who's gay) enthusiastically asks who's "pitching" and who's "catching."
  • A straight minister and others protest outside a gay costume party, calling Chuck and others "faggots." As a result, Chuck punches that minister to the street.
  • Capt. Tucker tells Chuck and Larry, "What you shove up your asses is your own business," but then adds, "I seriously doubt you two are banging each other." About them getting caught and going to jail, he then adds, "Your asses will be busier than a test bench at a plunger factory."
  • At career day at school, various kids ask Larry about sexual orientation rather than firefighting, including a boy who says his father said that Larry is a "butt pirate."
  • Another father tells Larry that the latter is no longer needed for the scouts or little league (due to being gay). As a result, Larry grabs the other man and drives him back against a wall. Meanwhile, another boy says that Eric is gay since his dad is, resulting in a fight.
  • Chuck and Larry's fellow firefighters no longer want to play basketball with them for fear of something homosexual occurring (with related talk).
  • Alex ends up making out with Chuck despite him being married as well as a client.
  • Chuck and Larry respond to a call about a burglar stuck in a vent shaft. One man there tells him that the suspect's "ass is still hanging out for them."
  • Chuck and Larry have a brief falling out regarding their friendship, but later make up.
  • Chuck and Larry learn that their firefighting comrades have signed a petition to have them removed from the squad (due to being gay).
  • Fitzer asks Chuck and Larry to display their affection in a hearing by kissing.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • We see a distraught mother worried about her son in their burning house. Chuck, Larry and others rush into the fiery inferno, avoid flames and explosions, falling debris, and such, and manage to save the extremely obese man.
  • Chuck ends up dangling from part of a collapsed floor in a house that's on fire. He falls but Larry catches him, followed by debris falling down onto both men, resulting in them being hospitalized.
  • Fred slowly approaches Chuck outdoors, and the latter prepares for the worst, but Fred then comes out of the closet to him.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • None.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "F*ck it," "Looks more like bullsh*t," "Holy sh*t," "This queen doesn't take sh*t from nobody," "Sh*tty," "The sh*t is about to hit the fan," "Isn't that supposed to hurt his testicles?" "You're such a d*ck," "I'm a whore" (said by a man), "That's why I boarded the dude train," "Balls and wieners," "Till d*cks do us part," "Hot ass lawyer," "Smoking hot lawyer lady," "You can't keep it in your pants for five seconds," "Faggots," "Paper faggots," "We're big time fruits," "Queers," "That's pretty gay," "Uber-gay," "Oh my God, it's homo-palooza," "You're a flamer," "What you shove up your ass is your own business," "Your asses will be busier than a test bench at a plunger factory," "My dad said you're also a butt pirate," "You're really starting to piss me off," "Your dad's gay, so are you," "I don't speak Gayonese," "Gay crazy nightmare," "That was pretty freaking gay," "Guidos," "Kike" "You're such a loser," "Shut up," "Pain in my ass," "Holy shamu," "Freakin,'" "Anywho," "Let's go crazy," "You're an idiot," "I'm just busting your balls," "I'll stick this pole up your ass," "Ass-beating," "I'm hungry as hell," "Chick," "I saved your life, bitch" (said to a man), "You should have let me die, asshole," "Hetero bastards," "Morons," "Balls," "Stupid cow," "Piss off," "What the hell /is that on your face/is going on out here/am I supposed to do with this thing?" (referring to an unseen erection), "You idiot," "Hell yeah," "Let's get the hell out of here," "Take a leak," "Don't go, bitch," "You whore," "Count Suckula," "Girls rule, boys drool," "They're freaking Travolta" (about gay dancers), "Let's go junior high on their ass," "We really pulled this one out of our asses," "Chubby chaser," "My first fattie," "I float his boat and he sinks mine," "Idiot," "Fat ass," "Screwed up," "You were so scared you crapped yourself," "Fabulicious" and "You suck."
  • We see a photo of Chuck doing a beefcake pose for a calendar, shirtless, and holding a large fire hose between his legs.
  • Chuck half-playfully shoots a man in the face with a fire extinguisher, and then does so again when the man asks for more.
  • Fred has various tattoos over his body, including ones on his butt cheeks that read "Bad ass."
  • A miscellaneous man has a tattoo.
  • We see a miscellaneous woman with various piercings, including through her lip.
  • We see a calendar photo of Capt. Tucker giving "the finger" with both hands.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • Chuck sits in Tori's small chair and it suddenly breaks under his weight (this happens again with a different chair).
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A tiny bit of playfully done, suspenseful music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 1 "f" word, 15 "s" words, 2 slang terms for sex ("nail" and "banging"), 4 using male genitals ("d*ck" and "wieners"), 3 for breasts ("boobs," "bodacious bama mamas" and what sounded like "moon balloons"), 16 asses (1 used with "hole"), 11 hells, 3 craps (1 written), 2 damns, 5 uses each of "Oh my God" and "Oh God," 2 of "My God," and 1 use each of "G-damn," "For God's sakes," "Oh Sweet Lord" and "Swear to God."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • A woman complains to Chuck that he slept with her twin sister, with him then asking how she's sure it wasn't her. He then has her say something about buttering her biscuit as a test, and then says it wasn't her. The twin then shows up (both women show a great deal of cleavage), with one saying the other wouldn't do "half the freaky stuff we do" (referring to her and Chuck). Chuck then proposes that they kiss and make up, adding for them to use their tongues. They nearly do, thus leaving the other male firefighters slack-jawed, but the fire alarm bell goes off before the sisters can kiss.
  • We see a photo of Chuck doing a beefcake pose for a calendar, shirtless, and holding a large fire hose between his legs.
  • Chuck and Larry save an extremely obese man from a burning house, but all three end up tumbling down some steps. When they come to a stop, the obese man is in the 69 position (clothed) on top of Chuck.
  • When Eric drops to the floor in the splits (clothed), Tori asks, "Isn't that supposed to hurt his testicles?"
  • Capt. Tucker sarcastically asks if they can finish their rescue search at a fire scene so that he can go home and have (or not have) sex with his wife.
  • Chuck refers to a female doctor as "honey," and then jokes that if he doesn't sleep with Larry (referring to staying in the same hospital room), he'll have to sleep with the doctor, adding that he doesn't know what mood she'll be in.
  • Some Hooters or similar women (in standard attire of small tops and shorts) fawn over Chuck, with him asking, "Who wants to massage my ass muscle?" and the women enthusiastically volunteer.
  • Hearing Larry's proposal that they act gay, Chuck says if he were, he'd be with someone hotter than Larry. As the latter tries to convince him and talks of his potential on-the-job death, he says about Chuck, "You'd go home to nail some chick you met at the gravesite." Chuck then says he can't be gay for him, but could be a lesbian.
  • Several scantly clad women (very small bras and panties) come out of Chuck's bedroom and head to the fridge. Chuck then tells Larry to watch as he tells the women to look lower in the fridge, thus causing them to bend over and stick out their barely covered butts (seen in close-up). A female doctor then comes out as well, dressed in revealing lingerie, followed by some sexual talk, including Chuck saying, "I'm a whore."
  • Larry goes through Chuck's mail that's come to the house, and it includes porno DVDs and magazines (nothing explicit on the covers), a box marked "sexually explicit," a huge box of condoms, and a partially wrapped and fully inflated blow-up sex doll. Just then, Tori walks in and wonders if the doll is for her (unaware of its sexual nature), with Larry being flustered as he lies that it's a firefighting training doll, as he puts his finger into the doll's open mouth, etc.
  • Chuck walks in the house talking about a neighbor's breasts (we see her and her ample cleavage, with him telling her to shake them, etc.), with Larry trying to get him to act gay due to a pension inspector being there, expecting them to be gay (Larry fumbles his words and briefly refers to the man as being from the penis rather than pension department). Chuck then jumps in, saying that he and Larry have been having gay sex all the time, adding, "Balls and wieners." Larry then slaps Chuck on the clothed butt, followed by Chuck doing the same back to him twice, but much harder. Chuck then says, "We're gonna have sex now."
  • The camera focuses on Alex's legs and then her walking along in slow motion. Chuck then stares at her clothed butt as she leans over in a tight skirt (seen from the side, in close-up).
  • Trying to convince Alex that they're gay, Chuck says he enjoyed wrestling in school and that whenever he climbed the rope in gym class, he wished the rope was a guy.
  • Chuck rewords various signs he reads in Canada, making them sound gay, including "Great rear ending" and "Till d*cks do us part."
  • Wondering if Chuck and Larry need a room for the night, a wedding chapel preacher then touches his two index fingers together to represent their penises. After he marries the two, he says they can kiss, but Chuck instead slaps Larry hard, saying that's how they roll in their house. The preacher then wants to be slapped as well, but Chuck doesn't oblige him.
  • Despite Larry's objections, Chuck tests Eric's sexual orientation by showing him a photo from inside his "Buttered Buns" porn magazine. We don't see the image, but Eric does, squeals in fright, and runs off.
  • Chuck and Larry platonically share a bed, with Chuck asking Larry if he has Cinemax (for watching soft-core porn movies). When Larry says he doesn't, Chuck asks, "What the hell as I supposed to do with this thing? (referring to his unseen erection). Larry tells him to keep it away from him, with Chuck jokingly telling him to loan him his foot for a second. The next morning, Larry wakes up in horror to find his middle-aged maid Teresa in bed with him and Chuck. As she crawls out, she briefly ends up on top of Chuck (in her lingerie), with him saying that's what got them in trouble in the first place. Larry is incredulous about them having sex while he was asleep, with Chuck saying he wasn't all of the time, mentions Larry having some moves, and then asks him to smell his thumb. He hesitantly does, but then comments on it smelling like plastic, just as he sees a blow-up sex doll on a nearby chair.
  • Learning that Fitzer has been going through their trash looking for "gay" materials, Chuck says they should "gay that sh*t up," and thus finds things to throw into the garbage, including a cucumber and two lemons that he briefly arranges to look like a penis and testicles.
  • While going through the store to look for "gay" items, Larry suggest some maxi pads, with Chuck asking, "Now we have vaginas?"
  • Alex shows a little cleavage.
  • Chuck runs into Alex in a store, and then fakes that he's buying some lubricant.
  • A mailman drops all sorts of homosexual innuendo toward Larry, saying he doesn't bite, followed by "I make drop-offs and I always deliver," says there's no extra postage needed and it's always first class, that he handles with care, and that he can come in the "back door."
  • While in a public restroom at a gay bar, Larry spots wrapped condoms in a bowl.
  • Larry and Chuck attend a gay costume party where various gay men and a few women are seen in revealing attire, including various shirtless men. Chuck spots what he thinks is Alex in a Playboy bunny outfit (bent over, facing away from him, with the butt seen in close-up), and (dressed as Dracula), he says he wants to suck her blood. But Alex turns out to be a guy in drag (David Spade) who suggestively asks, "You want to suck something?" We then see Alex dressed in a revealing, skintight, and leather Catwoman outfit that shows cleavage and other skin.
  • About Chuck and Larry being gay, Kevin (who's gay) enthusiastically asks who's "pitching" and who's "catching."
  • After fooling others at a gay costume party that they're also gay, Larry says, "We really pulled this one out of our asses," with Chuck saying he probably shouldn't use that term.
  • Capt. Tucker tells Chuck and Larry, "What you shove up your asses is your own business," but then adds, "I seriously doubt you two are banging each other." About them getting caught and going to jail, he then adds, "Your asses will be busier than a test bench at a plunger factory."
  • During a shopping montage, Alex holds up small panties in front of her clothed crotch and butt.
  • At career day at school, various kids ask Larry about sexual orientation rather than firefighting. One boy asks if he's gay since he doesn't like girls (not meant sexually), another asks about him being half-lesbian, and another says his father said that Larry is a "butt pirate."
  • After coming in out of the rain, Alex is soaked and thus strips down to just a tiny bra (that shows cleavage) and panties (that show part of her butt). Chuck takes her up on her offer for a sweater, but does so to tie it around his waist to block a view of his presumed erection. She talks of her breasts being real, while he comments on her hard body, including her tush made of muscle, while Larry's is made of pudding. There's more talk of her breasts, including her wanting him to feel them to prove they're real. He tries to act disgusted, but she grabs his hands and puts them on her barely covered breasts that he then manhandles. She then asks if he wants a bite and he's shocked, but she's referring to eating.
  • We see various male firefighters in a group shower (nothing sexual occurring), and see bare chests, a few bare butts, and near full frontal views (blocked by objects in the foreground or one guy holding just a small washcloth over his crotch. Chuck and Larry enter, thus making the others uneasy, especially when some soap is dropped. Fred then enters and is seen fully nude from behind, including a close-up of his bare butt as he bends over, with the words "Bad ass" tattooed on his butt cheeks.
  • Alex shows some cleavage and then asks Chuck for a foot rub. She then asks about him and Larry, adding that she isn't sure about what she does with men (sexually) and inquires about how he turns on Larry. After saying, "I float his boat and he sinks mine" and "He likes it when I rub his big, hairy...ear lobes," Chuck goes into his technique, that she then copies on him, including rubbing an ear (Chuck says when he does this for Larry "it's boing!), some hair tugging and light slapping. She then suddenly kisses him, stops, and then does so again before telling him he needs to leave since she's crossed various personal and professional boundaries.
  • Chuck and Larry respond to a call about a burglar stuck in a vent shaft. One man there tells him that the suspect's "ass is still hanging out for them."
  • Bickering like a real couple, Larry complains that Chuck "can't keep it in your pants for five seconds."
  • When Capt. Tucker says he's breaking up the firefighting squad, Chuck complains that they've been together forever, prompting Capt. Tucker to say, "So have my balls, but now I only have one."
  • Chuck answers the phone by saying, "Balls and wieners."
  • There's talk of a newspaper story of sixteen women (including Teresa) who slept with Chuck.
  • We see a gay rights parade featuring various scantly clad men, including some in small shorts, and one very obese man in just a thong bottom (most of his bare butt is seen, as is a pouch in the front).
  • In a hearing, Tori mentions various animals known to mate with same sex members of their own species. That prompts Fitzer to ask someone to remind him not to swim with bottlenose dolphins.
  • Fitzer asks Chuck and Larry to display their affection in a hearing by kissing. Chuck jokes that they don't want to get others "horny" by that, and the two prepare to do that kiss (prompting Teresa to look hot and bothered as she has her finger in her mouth), but Capt. Tucker interrupts them and the proceedings.
  • Capt. Tucker delivers a speech about various sexual orientations, including bisexual, trisexual and many more, with one such practice causing Teresa to raise her hand slightly (suggesting she's done or is into that).
  • Kevin states that he caught a bouquet in his mouth and liked it (innuendo).
  • We see various firefighters in various states of undress in calendar photos (no explicit nudity).
  • SMOKING
  • Chuck briefly smokes a cigar once, as does another firefighter.
  • We see a calendar photo of Capt. Tucker with a cigarette.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • We see a distraught mother worried about her son in their burning house.
  • We hear that Larry's wife passed away more than a year ago. Later, when Larry is hospitalized after an on-the-job accident, his kids are upset, with one saying it's the same hospital where their mom was.
  • We see Larry getting teary as he remembers his wife as he prepares to get rid of her clothes.
  • In a hearing, there's brief talk of Larry's wife dying in the past.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • What being gay means in America (including domestic partner benefits, public reaction, homophobia, etc.).
  • Firefighters.
  • Committing fraud.
  • Dealing with the loss of a family member.
  • Having casual sex with many partners (what Chuck does).
  • The comment that there's nothing worse than pretending to be something you're not.
  • Fred and Kevin get married.
  • VIOLENCE
  • There's some physical contact during a basketball game, including Larry blocking and knocking another player to the pavement.
  • Chuck and Larry save an extremely obese man from a burning house, but all three end up tumbling down some steps. When they come to a stop, the obese man is in the 69 position (clothed) on top of Chuck.
  • Chuck ends up dangling from part of a collapsed floor in a house that's on fire. He falls but Larry catches him, followed by debris falling down onto both men, resulting in them being hospitalized.
  • Larry accidentally slides down and then falls off a ladder (but is okay).
  • Trying to act gay, Larry slaps Chuck on the clothed butt, followed by Chuck doing the same back to him twice, but much harder.
  • Chuck punches Larry in the shoulder.
  • A cab driver uses terms such as "queers" and "faggots," prompting Chuck to grab him from the backseat and Larry to hit the driver, thus causing the cab to go out of control (nothing is hit).
  • A homeless man breaks his leg while dancing (played for laughs).
  • Chuck sits in Tori's small chair and it suddenly breaks under his weight (this happens again with a different chair).
  • A straight minister and others protest outside a gay costume party, calling Chuck and others "faggots." As a result, Chuck punches that minister to the street.
  • Another father tells Larry that the latter is no longer needed for the scouts or little league (due to being gay). As a result, Larry grabs the other man and drives him back against a wall. He then does some pro wrestling style moves on him on the floor, including elbowing him repeatedly. Meanwhile, another boy says that Eric is gay since his dad is, prompting Eric to push the kid who tries to punch him back. But Eric does the splits, avoids the blow, and then punches that boy in the clothed crotch.



  • Reviewed July 17, 2007 / Posted July 20, 2007

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