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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Reverend Frank
... Sadie Jones
... Ben Murphy
... Carlisle
... Lindsey Jones
... Choir Boy
... Joel
... Mr. Jones
... Grandma Jones
... Mrs. Jones
... Shelly
... Judith the Jewelry Clerk
... Janine
... Jim
Jess Rosenthal ... Jewelry Clerk
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Storyline

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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Budget:

$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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2.35 : 1
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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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When Lindsey is with her sister Sadie in the flower shop and is pulling the petals from a sunflower, it's clear that the sunflower changes between shots. See more »

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Reverend Frank: Sadie Jones? Little Sadie Jones! How you've grown.
Sadie Jones: Well, yeah.
Reverend Frank: And now my Sadie Jones is gonna tie the knot.
Sadie Jones: I am. I'm so sorry I haven't been around for the last, like...
Reverend Frank: Ten years.
Sadie Jones: Yeah. I've just been trying to get my business started, and...
Reverend Frank: Oh, please. Please. You go to a liberate college, you have a bisexual rommate, you forget about God. Don't sweat it. He doesn't forget about you.
Sadie Jones: Yay!
[laughs nervously]
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New Shoes
Written by Matty Benbrook, Jim Duguid, and Paolo Nutini
Performed by Paolo Nutini
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp./Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Not so much
4 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie was a bit of a bore. I walked in rather neutral with my expectations, and after the first 10 minutes realized that this ball of cheese was not for me. I sat through it all, for the sake of the company I was with.

Mandy Moore and John Krasinski are cute, but very flat characters. There is little or no character development in this film. Robin Williams as Reverend Frank tries to save the show with his humorous antics, but was unfortunately cliché in his attempts. The little boy, Josh Flitter, does an excellent job as the annoyingly forthright "minister in training", as do the other children playing minor roles, but the overall attempt was bland.

The movie neither humorously avoids morals, nor does it end with moral enlightenment. The "lesson" in the end is weak and predictable.

If you're looking for something heartwarming, inspiring, or thought-provoking, turn elsewhere. If you'd like a few cheap laughs with a weak storyline, this could be your film.

I rate it a 2 out of 10.


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