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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$43,792,641 (USA) (28 September 2007)
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Brian Braumgartner's character's name is Jim, the same name as John Krasinski (Ben) character's name on The Office. See more »

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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 »

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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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References Great Expectations (1946) See more »

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Dash's Song
Written by Brett Rolen
Performed by El Centro
Courtesy of Long Live Crime Records/MS-Pro
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Bad Robin Williams "comedy", in a sea of bad Robin Williams "comedies".
20 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Disappointing to say the least. Where is the old Robin, I sure miss him, and I sure as hell am not the only one. Clichéd wedding movie with Robin as a crazy pastor who takes soon-to-be married couples through grueling challenges to see if they are worthy enough to be married in his church. Basically, an unfunny script is all the writers could muster, as the only funny bits are but two and both of them are shown in the trailers. John Krasinski is horrible in this movie, which is a shame (after seeing this movie, I almost immediately played The Office on my Tivo to forget his embarrassing and crappy performance). Mandy Moore is still Mandy Moore: Beautiful and talentless when working with lazy scripts. And Robin, poor Robin; stop appearing in these types of movies! We love you, but we hate it when you waste your talent on crap such as this. In the end, don't bother with this bland and unfunny movie, a 3/10, avoid!


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