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License to Wed (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 3 July 2007 (USA)
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

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Carlisle
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Grandma Jones
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Shelly
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Judith the Jewelry Clerk
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Janine
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Licencia para casarse  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Brian Braumgartner's character's name is Jim, the same name as John Krasinski (Ben) character's name on The Office. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the couple first meet the Pastor, the pastor's Family Feud-esque Board has 10 answers, but his controller has only one button. Therefore, he shouldn't be able to select between the different panels when they need to be flipped. It may be arguable that he could have it set to reveal in a predetermined order, but it's doubtful, considering that it seems like some answers were given in random order (Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife and Thou shalt not kill). See more »

Quotes

Ben Murphy: Jesus! You scared me.
Choir Boy: Jesus didn't scare you. I did.
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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Groove Is in the Heart
Written by D'mitry Brill, Dong-Hwa Chung, Q-Tip (as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed), Herbie Hancock, and Lady Miss Kier (as Kier Kirby)
Performed by Dee-Lite (as Deee-Lite)
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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amusing at times
13 May 2008 | by See 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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