Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 14% (Critics) / 73% (Audience)
Directed By: David Dobkin and Dennis Dugan
Written By: Barry Fanaro, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Jessica Biel
Studio: Universal Pictures
Synopsis: Two straight New York firefighters enter into a domestic partnership so that one of them can name his children as life insurance beneficiaries. Their seemingly harmless ruse quickly becomes headline news and the added pressure form the spotlight threatens to expose their lie as well as destroy their friendship.
Jessica Biel is really, really hot. I mean blazing like a sun going supernova hot. Her uncontrollable hotness is the only truly worthwhile thing about this rancid movie. For anyone thinking about wasting a download on NetFlix or wasting gas on a trip to their local Red Box just to see this dreck please allow me perform a public service and show you the best part of this film:
How this movie took a really funny guy like Kevin James and made him unwatchable is a major accomplishment. And why does Ving Rhames go from Marcellus Wallace badass to a limp-wristed queen that would make Kurt Hummel look butch once he comes out of the closet? Being gay doesn’t automatically equal being a poofter, y’know. And the insinuation that it does is not only not funny but its insulting.
Also Dan Akroyd’s career needs resuscitation because between this and that horrible YOGI BEAR movie, Dan has been in nothing but stinkers.
I am all for suspension of disbelief. I’ll believe that a man can fly, aliens exist, little British kids can do magic and that Jessica Alba is supposed to be an actress but I draw the line at being asked to buy Adam Sandler as some sort of chick magnet. You’d think Sandler was C.H.I.P.S-era Erik Estrada the way women were throwing themselves at him in this movie. Unless he is playing himself (complete with all of his money) in every film from now on this type of nonsense stretches credibility.
Final Verdict: Man, I have been watching some seriously shitty movies lately. Oh well, I have no one else to blame for the wasted 115 minutes of my life I will never get back but I can be a cautionary tale for all those who are contemplating watching this movie. Don’t do it! This movie sucks balls. F