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License to Wed (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Featuring one of Robin Williams' most shtick-heavy performances, the broad and formulaic License to Wed wrings little out of its slightly creepy, unappealing premise.

Movie Info

Newly engaged Ben Murphy's fiancée, Sadie Jones, has always dreamed of getting married in a traditional wedding at her family church. The problem is St. Augustine's only has one wedding slot available in the next two years, and its charismatic pastor, Reverend Frank, won't bless Ben and Sadie's union until they pass his patented, foolproof marriage-prep course. Through outrageous classes, outlandish homework assignments and some pious manipulation, Ben and Sadie are about to find out whether they really have what it takes to make it to the altar--and live happily ever after.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual humor and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kim Barker, Wayne Lloyd, Vince Di Meglio, Kim Barker, Tim Rasmussen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2007
Box Office: $43.7M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast

Robin Williams
as Reverend Frank
Mandy Moore
as Sadie Jones
John Krasinski
as Ben Murphy
Christine Taylor
as Lindsey Jones
Josh Flitter
as Choir Boy
Peter Strauss
as Mr. Jones
Grace Zabriskie
as Grandma Jones
Roxanne Hart
as Mrs. Jones
Angela Kinsey
as Judith The Jewelry C...
Jess Rosenthal
as Jewelry Clerk
Val Almendarez
as Jewelry Store Custom...
Tashana Haye
as Church Kid Sarah
Sarah Kate Johnson
as Church Kid Laurie
Travis Flory
as Church Kid Manny
Dominic Swingler
as Joel & Shelly's Kid
Devin Swingler
as Joel & Shelly's Kid
Diego Swingler
as Joel & Shelly's Kid
Cynthia Ettinger
as Macy's Clerk
Gillian Skupa
as Macy's Changing Room...
Poncho Hodges
as Macy's Security Guar...
Kelsey Harper
as Carlisle's Girlfrien...
David Quinlan
as Expectant Father
David Quinlin
as Expectant Father
Irene Karas
as Birthing Mom
Christine Cannon
as Delivery Doctor
Anelia Dyoulgerova
as Belly Dancer
Nathan Barrett
as Starbucks Customer
Darla Vandebossche
as Starbucks Customer
Darla Vandenbossche
as Starbucks Customer
Sean Tyson
as Starbucks Customer
Chiu-Lin Tam
as Starbucks Customer
Guy Fauchon
as Starbucks Customer
Grant Gershon
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Crispin Barrymore
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Tonia Batson
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Joseph Bazyouros
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Edie Lehmann Boddick...
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Paul Bent
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Cindy Bourquin
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Leanna Brand
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Andy Brown
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Karen Hogle Brown
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Vicky Preston Brown
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Alvin Chea
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Leberta Lorál
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Pablo Corá
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Claire Fedoruk
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Amy Fogerson
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Rachelle Fox
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Michael Freed
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Michael Geiger
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Dylan Gentile
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Scott Graff
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Steven Harms
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Saundra Hall Hill
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Marie T. Hodgson
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Clydene Jackson-Edwa...
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Diana Zaslove Kahn
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Teri Eiko Koide
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Bob Lewis
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Sean McDermott
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Alice Kirwan Murray
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Bobbi Page
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Steve Pence
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Fletcher Sheridan
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Kevin St. Clair
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Cahen Taylor
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Carmen Twillie
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Winter Watson
as St. Augustine's Choi...
John West
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Gerald White
as St. Augustine's Choi...
Eyvonne Williams
as St. Augustine's Choi...
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Critic Reviews for License to Wed

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (32)

It's exactly what it looks like from the commercials -- a one-joke movie, and that one joke isn't even funny to begin with.

Full Review… | June 7, 2013
Associated Press
Top Critic

The dull romance between Sadie and Ben is revealed as little more than a prop for the comedian's patented schtick.

Full Review… | July 18, 2014
Radio Times

I would honestly rather watch the Holocaust In Colour than sit through this again.

Full Review… | November 3, 2012
TheShiznit.co.uk

It's enough to make anybody squirm.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Georgia Straight

It's a bit short of laughs, but there are a few cute ideas in this formulaic, predictable romantic comedy.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Sadly, License to Wed lived up to my expectations 100%. That is to say, it was unfunny and uninspired.

Full Review… | August 25, 2008

Audience Reviews for License to Wed

Hilarious... at times. The plot wasn't really that well thought out and you don't believe 'however unrealistic it would of been anyway' that that the vicar would get away with doing all of that stuff. I know it's supposed to be funny, but for me it was just ok. John Krasowski is gorgeous though and I love him as an actor!

murphmann93
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Oh dear, should have been called License to BORE!

stuartb1234
Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer

What could have and should have been a charming little romantic comedy is almost completely ruined by the creepy and reprehensible character played by Robin Williams. It's a shame since Mandy Moore and John Krasinski have nice chemistry to their scenes and play well off each other. A lost opportunity.

jjnxn
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

License to Wed Quotes

Sadie Jones: Benjamin Murphy, I would marry you tomorrow in a potato-sack dress, in the middle of the rainstorm, if it mean I could spend the rest of my life with you.
– Submitted by Siti B (3 years ago)

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