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

Goofs

When the choir boy is sent to bug the bedroom, he picks the the lock on the door. However, the deadbolt lock can clearly be seen as he picks a lock below it. When the door is opened, we see that there is no other lock below the deadbolt, so he was picking a doorknob. He would have needed to pick the deadbolt lock, not the doorknob, to open the door. See more »

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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.
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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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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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Unfunny comedy with lackluster Robin Williams
31 January 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Is it too much to expect even mild entertainment from a Robin Williams film. What happened to the comic genius behind 'Good Morning Vietnam'? The man who turned in a reliable dramatic performance in 'Good Will Hunting' is simply lackluster here. Mandy Moore and John Krasinski are a likable couple subjected to some humiliating 'jokes' by priest Williams. The film doesn't even give us enough time to get to know the young couple. This could have been a cute romantic comedy, but the barrage of juvenile material and creepy jokes make it unsuitable for just about all audiences. Avoid.

Overall 2/10


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