Chuck and Larry are firefighting partners. Larry, who still mourns the death of his wife, is having problems changing the beneficiary on his insurance policy from Paula's name to his children's.
Larry saves Chuck's life on one of their calls. So when Chuck tells Larry that he owes him one, Larry takes him up on his offer. Larry's favour, enter into a domestic partnership, in name and paper only, to provide that much needed protection for Larry's children.
Chuck reluctantly agrees. Their plan hits a snag when they get investigated by the pension department for possible fraud, which means that Chuck has to move in with him......
From the get go, it's clear that this film isn't going to be that politically correct, other than a few shots of Sandler punching people holding up signs that are not agreeable.
But we haven't watched this for maturity, we have seen this because we like Sandler and like James. They have really good chemistry in this, and make the film that little more watchable.
It's not the most trying of plots: two men pretending to be gay, avoiding Steve Buscemi, falling for Biel, being hated by their colleagues, big speech at the end.
All perfunctory stuff, a little too long for my liking, but there is so much fun to be had in the film, and you can tell that the cast and crew had fun making it.
Rhames is the standout here, as with all Sandler movies, it's not about him, it's the characters in the background who make the movie funny.
Well worth seeing if your a Sandler fan, and another to hate if your not.