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

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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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'The Office' (US) stars John Krasinski, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner and Mindy Kaling all featured in this movie. See more »


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 »


Sadie Jones: Reverend Frank? What... What are you doing here?
Choir Boy: Reverend Frank is everywhere, remember?
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Written by Mindi Abair and Matthew Hager
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Solid C Film
6 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

License to Wed is exactly what I expected it to be when watching the previews. An overall average movie, nothing mind blowing, but also not impossible to watch.

The movie is a little cliché at points and most of it you have seen before in whatever romantic comedy you decide to think of, but there are a few additions to this movie that made it enjoyable for me.

As a huge fan of the TV show "The Office", I went to the theater the other night hoping that the movie would keep me as entertained as the small screen gem does. If this is what you are hoping for, sorry, its a bit of a let down. However, the simple appearance of a couple of "Office" stars is enjoyable.

The only real beef that I have with the movie overall is Robin Williams' sexed up priest character. I can understand what they were trying to do (humor from sex dialogue), but the conversations seemed uncomfortable to me. A priest becoming sexual isn't that far fetched in this day and age, but really, when your movie makes it look like a priest is hitting on a woman in his marriage counseling class in front of her soon to be husband, just rubs me the wrong way.

License to Wed is neither terrible nor wonderful. My recommendation would be to watch it if you really don't care what you watch and just need a popcorn movie to relax. No huge laughs but no huge let downs either.

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