License to Wed

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Plot

A reverend puts an engaged couple through a grueling marriage preparation course to see if they are meant to be married in his church.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.1/10 (19,426 voted)

Critic's Score: 25/100

Director:
Ken Kwapis

Stars: Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, Robin Williams

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?

Writers: Kim Barker, Tim Rasmussen

Cast:

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

Jewelry Clerk

Taglines:
First came love… then came Reverend Frank.



Details

Official Website:
Warner Bros [France]|
Warner Bros [United States]|

Release Date: 3 July 2007

Filming Locations: Chicago, Illinois, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,422,258
(USA)
(8 July 2007)
(2604 Screens)

Gross: $70,624,715
(Worldwide)
(October 2007)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

WILHELM SCREAM: During the marriage road test, an old man on a scooter crashes into a car.

Goofs:

Factual errors:
When the choir boy is sent to bug the bedroom, he picks the the lock on the door. However, the deadbolt lock can clearly be seen as he picks a lock below it. When the door is opened, we see that there is no other lock below the deadbolt, so he was picking a doorknob. He would have needed to pick the deadbolt lock, not the doorknob, to open the door.

Quotes:

Reverend Frank:
By the power of God and the minister of National Security and Justice of Ocho Rios, Jamaica… I now pronounce you husband and wife.



User Review

Not so much

Rating: 2/10


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.