Chuck Levine (Sandler) and Larry Valentine (James) are the pride of their fire station: two guy’s guys always side by side and willing to do anything for each other. Salt-of-the-earth widower Larry wants just one thing: to protect his family. His buddy Chuck also wants one thing: to enjoy the single life. Grateful Chuck owes Larry for saving his life in a fire, and Larry calls in that favor big time when civic red tape prevents him from naming his own two kids as his life insurance beneficiaries. All that Chuck has to do is claim to be Larry’s domestic partner on some city forms. Easy. Nobody will ever know. But when an overzealous, spot-checking bureaucrat becomes suspicious, the new couple’s arrangement becomes a citywide issue and goes from confidential to front-page news. Forced to improvise as love-struck newlyweds, Chuck and Larry must now fumble through a hilarious charade of domestic bliss under one roof. After surviving their mandatory honeymoon and dodging the threat of exposure, the well-intentioned con men discover that sticking together in your time of need is what truly makes a family.
I honestly had higher expectations for this film personally, and while several of the other people that viewed it with me enjoyed it, I couldn’t help but find the way that the events transpired to be a bit lame and predictable. Though with most Adam Sandler films, you know what you’re getting into. Juvenile humor. This film definitely has that.
This film follows fireman, Larry Valentine, who is a widower that finds himself in a bit of a fix with an insurance policy, while thinking about his children’s best interest, he decides to try a short-cut to ensure their futures incase something happens to him while working in the line of fire, literally. The story unfolds from there,
While I think the casting is perfect, as you can tell that Adam Sandler and Kevin James, are truly enjoying themselves, the script just doesn’t do it for me.
While this title definitely is cute and perhaps even a sweet date movie, there isn’t much more to it. It depends on personal taste though, and what you’re in the mood for.
Review by Emma Loggins