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License to Wed (2007)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  3 July 2007 (USA)
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A reverend puts an engaged couple through a grueling marriage preparation course to see if they are meant to be married in his church.

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Sadie and Ben are in love, and although Ben suggests getting married in the Caribbean, Sadie has her heart set on a wedding at the family church, St. Augustine's. Ben says sure, and they meet with the pastor, Rev. Frank. The only date open for two years is three weeks away, and Frank insists the kids go through his marriage prep course. They're to write their own vows; he also demands chastity, bugs their apartment, initiates arguments, has them care for robot twins, creates friction between Ben and her family, and raises doubts in Sadie. Desperate, Ben looks for dirt on Frank. Can he undermine Frank's authority and keep Sadie's heart? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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First came love... then came Reverend Frank.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Licencia para casarse  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£268,016 (UK) (10 August 2007)

Gross:

$43,792,641 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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Trivia

Ben Murphy's parents are played by John Krasinski (Ben)'s real life parents. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the couple first meet the Pastor, the pastor's Family Feud-esque Board has 10 answers, but his controller has only one button. Therefore, he shouldn't be able to select between the different panels when they need to be flipped. It may be arguable that he could have it set to reveal in a predetermined order, but it's doubtful, considering that it seems like some answers were given in random order (Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife and Thou shalt not kill). See more »

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Ben Murphy: [out on the street, noticing the van Frank and Choir Boy are sitting in] No way.
[opens the back door]
Reverend Frank: Whoa! Is that one strike or two against Rodriguez?
Choir Boy: Uh... Two!
Reverend Frank: Oh! Well...
Ben Murphy: Awesome job with the camouflage, guys. Seriously, you totally got me. Who would have ever thought you'd be in a van with "Saint Augustine's" on the side?
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New Shoes
Written by Matty Benbrook, Jim Duguid, and Paolo Nutini
Performed by Paolo Nutini
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Unfunny comedy with lackluster Robin Williams
31 January 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Is it too much to expect even mild entertainment from a Robin Williams film. What happened to the comic genius behind 'Good Morning Vietnam'? The man who turned in a reliable dramatic performance in 'Good Will Hunting' is simply lackluster here. Mandy Moore and John Krasinski are a likable couple subjected to some humiliating 'jokes' by priest Williams. The film doesn't even give us enough time to get to know the young couple. This could have been a cute romantic comedy, but the barrage of juvenile material and creepy jokes make it unsuitable for just about all audiences. Avoid.

Overall 2/10


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