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  • Summary: License to Wed follows newly engaged Ben Murphy and his fiancée, Sadie Jones, in their quest to live happily ever after. The problem is that Sadie’s family church, St. Augustine’s, is run by Reverend Frank, who won’t bless Ben and Sadie’s union until they pass his patented, "foolproof" marriage-prep course. Consisting of outrageous classes, outlandish homework assignments and some outright invasion of privacy, Reverend Frank’s rigorous curriculum puts Ben and Sadie’s relationship to the test. Forget happily ever after – do they even have what it takes to make it to the altar? (Warner Bros.) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 21 out of 30
  1. Director Ken Kwapis uses those monster infants perfectly, down to a funny final outtake.
  2. Uneven but occasionally funny.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    The characters and plot lack even a shred of credibility.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    Pic is at best a relatively harmless way to enjoy air conditioning for those who admire Williams' ability to riff, even at his most irritating.
  5. 25
    Watching Robin Williams as a pastor giving premarital counseling to lovebirds John Krasinski and Mandy Moore in License to Wed is like having a laugh chastity belt cinched up tight around your funny bone.
  6. Forget about "Saw," "Hostel" and all the other films in the new, notorious torture-porn genre. If you're looking for a really sick movie, check out License to Wed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. EmilyK.
    Sep 26, 2007
    9
    Ignore the reviews I LOVED this movie!!!
  2. KLR
    Jul 7, 2007
    8
    I actually really liked this movie - lighthearted and funny, everyone in our full theater was laughing! the stars do a great job and the movie has a great summertime feel - ignore the reviews and go see this one, you won't be sorry! Expand
  3. Aug 18, 2010
    8
    This movie is actually very funny and entertaining. Exceed my expectations.
  4. bobn
    Oct 16, 2007
    2
    Somewhat awkward makes this movie hard to like.
  5. DK.
    Oct 20, 2007
    2
    License to Wed has a decent premise and a solid cast, but thanks to a flailing script and Ken Kwapis sugar coated direction the whole affair ends up as appealing as stale wedding cake. Expand
  6. ChristopherD.
    Jul 7, 2007
    1
    Blah Blah Boring!!! A few good jokes characters that are wall flowers. Nothing new or special or even heart warming about this movie. A few names and the hope to make a quick buck. Poorly directed, edited and written. Robin Williams would do better to release a stand up performance than this benign trash. In short a waste of your money. Don't even waste your time renting this movie. Expand
  7. MartinH
    Jul 23, 2007
    0
    Bad things should happen to anyone responsible for this movie. They should be forced to watch this film.

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