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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)  »

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Licencia para casarse  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,422,258 (USA) (6 July 2007)

Gross:

$43,792,641 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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Ben Murphy's parents are played by John Krasinski (Ben)'s real life parents. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Ben and Sadie profess their love for each other on the beach, one of the rotations of the camera reveals a receiver for a wireless microphone. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Reverend Frank: I'm gonna have to heal you. We have got to pray! We have got to pray! We have got to pray to make it through the day!
Ben Murphy: [pause] Was that M.C. Hammer?
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References Great Expectations (1946) See more »

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Pray
Written by M.C. Hammer (as MC Hammer) and Prince (as Prince Rogers Nelson)
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A disaster of a comedy. . .almost better as a horror film.
5 July 2007 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

This movie was terrible.

I was more than a little tempted to just get up and walk out early in the movie, when it just wasn't funny. I thought maybe it would pick up and really get going soon, it didn't. It tries to be a romantic comedy, and what little chemistry exists between the couple is ruined by Robin Williams trying to be funny while doing unfunny things. Instead he comes off as a creepy, sadistic voyeur with a phony veneer of humor (and a minister having a prepubescent boy sidekick with him at apparently all times day and night is more than a little creepy in it's own right).

There isn't a single funny joke in the film that's not in the trailer, not one. There are a lot of gags that fall flat though.

The whole thing made me miss the time when Robin Williams in a movie was a sign it was going to be a great film.

In retrospect, I should have gone with my hunch and just walked out early, and saved myself the time.


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