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License to Wed (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 3 July 2007 (USA)
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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3 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Licencia para casarse  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,422,258 (USA) (8 July 2007)

Gross:

$43,799,818 (USA) (4 October 2007)
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Trivia

Ken Kwapis, director of this movie, also directed many episodes of The Office (US). See more »

Goofs

When Reverend Frank is playing the Ten Commandments quiz game with the children, he flips the "coveting" card to its answer-revealing side on the board behind him; but in the closeup of his face, it's flipped back to its answer-hiding side. In the next shot, it's back to its correct, answer-revealing position. See more »

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Ben Murphy: I mean, it wasn't supposed to be like this.
Joel: Yeah, I feel as bad as you do.
Ben Murphy: Now she's using her honeymoon ticket without me. I mean, how is that supposed to make me feel?
Joel: Bad. I think.
Ben Murphy: Three weeks ago, I was the happiest guy in the world, and I just... Now I'm just sitting here with you.
Joel: Thanks. Thanks, Ben. Appreciate that.
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Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Flubber (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Not so much
4 July 2007 | by (Glendale, California) – See all my reviews

This movie was a bit of a bore. I walked in rather neutral with my expectations, and after the first 10 minutes realized that this ball of cheese was not for me. I sat through it all, for the sake of the company I was with.

Mandy Moore and John Krasinski are cute, but very flat characters. There is little or no character development in this film. Robin Williams as Reverend Frank tries to save the show with his humorous antics, but was unfortunately cliché in his attempts. The little boy, Josh Flitter, does an excellent job as the annoyingly forthright "minister in training", as do the other children playing minor roles, but the overall attempt was bland.

The movie neither humorously avoids morals, nor does it end with moral enlightenment. The "lesson" in the end is weak and predictable.

If you're looking for something heartwarming, inspiring, or thought-provoking, turn elsewhere. If you'd like a few cheap laughs with a weak storyline, this could be your film.

I rate it a 2 out of 10.


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