New York firefighter Larry Valentine (Kevin James – from television's King of Queens) has a problem. He did not change the benefactor of his life insurance in the allotted amount of time and his money will go to his spouse…who is deceased. Larry comes up with what he thinks is a great plan in that he convinces his best friend and fellow fireman, Chuck (Adam Sandler – The Waterboy, The Wedding Singer), to enter into a domestic partnership with him so he can get the insurance to take care of the kids if something should happen to Larry. Seems like a fairly simple plan, no? That two heterosexuals pretend to be gay and lovers in order to fool everyone including their lawyer Alex (Jessica Biel – from television's 7th Heaven) and the investigator from the insurance company, Clinton Fitzer (Steve Buscemi – Armageddon, The Big Lebowski). It proves to be very tricky when Chuck falls for Alex and Fitzer keeps snooping around.
If dragging out every stereotype about homosexuals seems like a good time to you then step right up and rent/buy this film. I am sure it will make a load of money because of the Adam Sandler factor and it seems like most moviewatchers will accept films that go for the cheap joke at anyone's expense. We don't expect much nowadays. If you actually thought about it for a moment you would see that the film is offensive to the group that it is claiming to champion. I don't know what about the film is supposed to be eye opening about the prejudice that homosexuals have to face on a daily basis? Is it the one or two lines at the very end of the film where Adam Sandler's character stands up in court and says that it is not right to judge others based on their sexual preferences? Sorry, not enough for me! It certainly doesn't erase all the earlier scenes about two men kissing being the grossest thing imaginable.
The film does not stop at jokes at the expense of the gay community, which according to the film all flit around in butterfly suits and sing Whitney Houston songs in the shower, there is also a character portrayed by the talented thespian Rob Schneider (50 First Dates, Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo) of Chinese origin that is so offensive I don't even want to go into it. And all I have to say for Jessica Biel is that if you are trying to be taken seriously as an actress, well, you are going about it all the wrong way. The type of sexist stuff she does in the film is just incredible. Richard Chamberlain what are you doing in this film? Tsk, tsk! It aims for the lowest common denominator and the film makes a bullseye.
-Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Dennis Dugan
-I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU YOU HUSBAND AND…HUSBAND?
-LOOK WHO STOPPED BY
-DUGAN: THE HANDS ON DIRECTOR
-STOP, DROP, AND ROLL
-LAUGHING IS CONTAGIOUS