Movie: I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry
starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James
format online (Netflix Canada)
plot: after his wife dies, a firefighter convinces his best friend to pretend to be a gay couple in order to secure a benefits package for his kids.
Normally, I'm not one for Adam Sandler films, but this was pretty good.
You can look at this from a responsible social point of view, or you can look at this movie from a buddy comedy. It's a buddy comedy.
I know this is an "Adam Sandler" film, but Kevin James manages to steal the show in this.
Some of the scenes, even though they read like any relationship rescue therapy session, it can work for any type of relationship, from business to sibling. And I think that's why this movie works on a dramatic level.
The scene where the two main characters are on a roof trying to rescue a man and start to argue about their "marriage", just works because of the other relationship situations it could be traded out for.
This ends up being one of those "every one wins because everyone is trying to be better" feel good movies, and personally, I think the ending sort of sucked.
What did I learn from this? Family is more then just the traditional, it's where you need it.