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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 »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Trivia

Ken Kwapis, director of this movie, also directed many episodes of The Office (US). 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

Ben Murphy: I mean, it wasn't supposed to be like this.
Joel: Yeah, I feel as bad as you do.
Ben Murphy: Now she's using her honeymoon ticket without me. I mean, how is that supposed to make me feel?
Joel: Bad. I think.
Ben Murphy: Three weeks ago, I was the happiest guy in the world, and I just... Now I'm just sitting here with you.
Joel: Thanks. Thanks, Ben. Appreciate that.
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Connections

Referenced in 2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Dora the Explorer Theme
Written by Josh Sitron, Billy Straus, and 'Sarah Durkee (I)'
Courtesy of Nickelodeon
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Robin Williams
28 October 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it seems be a film for him. because the story, the performances, the subject , the script are real far to convince. sure, nothing surprising for an easy comedy. but this is not the most inspired explanation. it is only a kind of chewing gum for mind. not relaxing, not very funny, using a priest as axis of obscure and fake situation and two young people as confuse zombies. so, an easy comedy. and, unfortunately, nothing more.


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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

License to Wed 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

Gross USA:

$43,799,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,181,325
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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