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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,422,258, 8 July 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,799,818, 4 October 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,824,897, 31 October 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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Although the film is set in Chicago, Los Angeles street signs are visible, including one for 12th Street; Chicago's 12th Street was renamed Roosevelt Road before World War II. See more »

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Sadie Jones: I wanna pass the course, don't you?
Ben Murphy: Yes, I wanna pass the course!
Sadie Jones: So...
Ben Murphy: So, I also wanna play "Pickle me, tickle me" with my really hot fiancé.
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Solid C Film
6 July 2007 | by 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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