Written by: Stacy Centa, the 100-Word Critic
(Stacy Centa is a guest columnist for CC2K. In each article, she will review a movie in EXACTLY 100 words, not including any of these. This week, Centa uses her allotment of words to write a glaringly obviously negative review of the Kevin James/Adam Sandler "comedy" I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.)
Some films require a spectacular suspension of disbelief; I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry requires a lobotomy. It's not that this movie wasn't entertaining; it absolutely was, but you must ignore the basic premise.
Larry, played by the cuddly Kevin James, missed the deadline for transferring his pension benefits from his deceased wife to his kids. Remarriage is his only option. Enter Chuck: an obnoxious womanizer played by Sandler who’ll do anything for Larry. Anything.
The underlying theme is (surprise) acceptance, but you have to suffer through crass homophobia and overdone stereotypes first. I‘m not sure it's worth it.
(Stacy Centa's website: 100wordsaday.com , offers daily samplings of her unique marriage of creativity and discipline. Oh, and these words don't count toward the 100 either.)