Big question: Is "Chuck and Larry" striking a blow for or against the treatment of gays?
Catch it: For two new members of the "Don't quit your day job" club: singer Dave Matthews, who's given zero lines as a gay clothing store employee, and ESPN's Dan Patrick as a gay-bashing cop. Wait, Patrick did just quit his day job. Oops!
Bottom line: Very homophobic and outdated enough to treat AIDS as a crisis of gay men only, "Chuck and Larry" presents homosexuals as if they're oversexed aliens who are excessively feminine and perpetually energetic. It's a big, flamboyant cartwheel backwards for gay rights.
Bonus: Not only does the flick deliver great jokes about dropping the soap and "flaming" firefighters, it's got lots of scenes with Rob Schneider, David Spade and a cameo by Lance Bass. Nothing shows the gay community you're fighting to make things better like appearing in a movie featuring the expression, "Balls and wieners, all the way."
Matt Pais is the metromix movies producer.
'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry'