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Sadie has always dreamed of getting married in a traditional wedding at her family church. When she and Ben become engaged the find there is only one wedding slot available in the next two years. But first they must pass a marriage-prep course given by Reverend Frank. They are about to find out if they really have what it takes to make it to the altar.
Comedy - This is a silly romantic comedy with lots of broad gags and sometimes
raunchy dialogue. It may not be sweet enough for the romantic comedy
audience nor outrageous enough for the silly comedy audience. Fans
of the three stars will likely get their fill here.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 199 moviegoers:
TEENS:GREAT OPINIONS! Over half rated it "Excellent" or "Fantastic" and most of the remaining opinions are above average or average. Highly Recommended.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:(Same as teens)
ADULTS:The adult opinions are a little weak, especially the males. About half the guys enjoyed it, rating it "Very Good" or higher. Unfortunately, the remaining half only rated it as an average to below average movie, which is disappointing. The female opinions are somewhat better. More of them rated it as above average, but still, quite a few rated it as only average or below average. Chances are good that you will enjoy "License to Wed," at least to some degree, but I would suggest a lower priced matinee just to be safe.
The story follows newly engaged Ben Murphy (John Krasinski) and his fiancée, Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore), who 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 (Robin Williams), 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 if they really have what it takes to make it to the altar… and live happily ever after.