License to Wed

License to Wed

Ken Kwapis (2007)

87min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Dating, weddings, and even divorce have all made ripe subjects for movie comedies - but this may be one of the first to focus on a marriage-preparation course. Robin Williams slips into manic stand-up mode to play Reverend Frank, the semi-psychotic clergyman guiding engaged couple Sadie (Mandy Moore) and Ben (John Krasinski) down the aisle. Intent on teaching the youngsters that marriage isn't a bed of roses, the rampaging Reverend bans sex, bugs their apartment and saddles them with two mewling, puking robot babies. Williams thunders through his scenes, tossing out one-liners ("Let's get the flock out of here") by the dozen. When he's off-screen, though, the film grinds to a halt and the dull romance between Sadie and Ben is revealed as little more than a prop for the comedian's patented shtick.

Summary

A couple planning their wedding approach an eccentric vicar to perform the ceremony, but there is a catch. The interfering minister refuses to perform the service until they have completed a course of gruelling challenges designed to test their dedication to each other and prove they are ready for married life. Comedy, starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski.

Cast & Crew

Reverend Frank Robin Williams
Sadie Jones Mandy Moore
Ben Murphy John Krasinski
Carlisle Eric Christian Olsen
Lindsey Christine Taylor
Choir boy Josh Flitter
Joel DeRay Davis
Mr Jones Peter Strauss
Grandma Jones Grace Zabriskie
Judith Angela Kinsey
Director Ken Kwapis
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for language.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 10 Aug 2007
Comedy