License to Wed (2007)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual humor and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Vince DiMeglio, Kim Barker, Wayne Lloyd, Vince Di Meglio, Tim Rasmussen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2007
Box Office: $43.7M
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Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for License to Wed

All Critics (123) | 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 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

As someone engaged, I felt they disrespected what marriage can and should mean. And most importantly, I'm offended at their attempt at cringe-worthy humor.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
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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!

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Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Oh dear, should have been called License to BORE!

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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.

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jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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