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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.

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Kim Barker (screenplay), Tim Rasmussen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Reverend Frank
Mandy Moore ... Sadie Jones
John Krasinski ... Ben Murphy
Eric Christian Olsen ... Carlisle
Christine Taylor ... Lindsey Jones
Josh Flitter ... Choir Boy
DeRay Davis ... Joel
Peter Strauss ... Mr. Jones
Grace Zabriskie ... Grandma Jones
Roxanne Hart ... Mrs. Jones
Mindy Kaling ... Shelly
Angela Kinsey ... Judith the Jewelry Clerk
Rachael Harris ... Janine
Brian Baumgartner ... Jim
Jess Rosenthal 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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Taglines:

First came love... then came Reverend Frank.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Licencia para casarse See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ben Murphy's parents are played by John Krasinski (Ben)'s real life parents. See more »

Goofs

When Ben climbs in the window of Reverend Frank's house the window changes from one with a smaller piece of glass and a large frame to one with a larger piece of glass and the frame holding the glass is smaller. Also the size of the window seems to change to a bigger window overall when you see Ben coming through. See more »

Quotes

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.
[pauses]
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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Connections

Referenced in Autopsy: The Last Hours of: Robin Williams (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

It Must Be Love
Written by Labi Siffre
Performed by Madness
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Records Ltd.
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amusing at times
13 May 2008 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

I thought it was an OK comedy. It made me chuckle at times. Sadie and Ben plan to get married, but first must pass Rev Frank's marriage course. The Rev spies on them and sets up silly tests, like carrying around plastic babies that really cry and poop. I thought that was pretty good. All these tests cause the couple to rethink the marriage an let them see are they really right for each other.

I thought Robin Williams was OK. This was his stereotypical character. His apprentice sidekick kid was just creepy. Everyone else in the film was just average.

FINAL VERDICT: If you like these sort of comedies, then check it out.


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