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

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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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Devil Take My Soul
Written by Benjamin Darvill and Tim Gordine
Performed by Benjamin Darvill (as Son of Dave), featuring Martina Topley-Bird (as Martina Topley Bird)
Courtesy of Kartel Ltd.
By Arrangement with Zync Music Inc.
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Aww, it's all good fun
17 July 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

My friend and I were so excited to see this movie when we saw the trailer to License to Wed, it looked like a fun comedy. But when we heard all the bad reviews, we were a bit hesitant, but we figured that we still wanted to see it and why not? I don't get all the horrible reviews on IMDb, yeah, there were a few things wrong with the movie, but it seemed like nobody really wanted to enjoy this film. I'm not saying this to offend anyone, I just don't get how you could not laugh at least once in this film when it was just a cute romantic comedy that's better than most.

Sadie and Ben are one happy couple, after only six months they feel that they are ready to tie the knot and get married. But Sadie's wishes are to be married in the church her parents got married in and their family minister, Frank. Frank isn't going to give this couple an easy time though, he'll test them from Heaven to Hell to see if they are really ready for marriage and slowly the realize what might be wrong and different in their relationship.

Now, I admit that some of the situations were predictable and unbelievable, but I think if you let go and just have fun, you'll find yourself laughing. This movie was all in good fun; I loved the scene where they have to find out what having kids was like. Those little mechanical babies were so ugly and scary, but so funny! I expected a fun and cute movie and that's what I got with License to Wed, so don't trust the IMDb reviews, just go and have fun!

6/10


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