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License to Wed (2007)

PG-13  |   |  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 <>

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First came love... then came Reverend Frank.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Licencia para casarse  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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WILHELM SCREAM: During the marriage road test, an old man on a scooter crashes into a car. See more »


When Lindsey is with her sister Sadie in the flower shop and is pulling the petals off of a sunflower, it's clear that the sunflower changes between shots. See more »


Joel: Look, don't take this the wrong way, 'cause Sadie's cool, I like her a lot. But there are plenty of fish in the sea. And now is your time to be the king barracuda, and get out there and swim with the sweet tuna. The ocean is yours, man.
Ben Murphy: That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
Joel: Okay.
Joel: You're a bear. Now, jump in that forest and you gotta tag as many cute, furry bear butts as you can.
Ben Murphy: Joel... You're my best friend, man. You know that?
Joel: Yeah.
Ben Murphy: And I love you. You know that?
Joel: I love you too.
Ben Murphy:
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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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