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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

The Office (US 2005-2013) stars John Krasinski, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Mindy Kaling, as well as guest star Rachael Harris are featured in this movie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Reverend Frank: So Ben, what do you do, besides little Sadie here.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Happy Day
Written by Philip Doddridge and Edward F. Rimbault
Arranged by David O
Performed by Grant Gershon and members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale
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Unfunny comedy with lackluster Robin Williams
31 January 2009 | by long-fordSee 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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