Licence to Wed

Robin Williams is a priest who ruins a happy couple’s relationship – and does his best to ruin this romantic comedy. Sadie (Mandy Moore) and Ben (John Krasinski) are a pleasant, if familiar couple: he goofy and well-meaning, she the friendly girl next door. They plan to marry in three weeks and mistakenly sign up for Reverend Frank’s pre-nuptial course. His purpose is to drive a wedge between the couple to make sure they can weather the storms: a cynical premise and one that’s totally unengaging. There’s no doubting that Sadie and Ben will unite in the end, and Reverend Frank’s laboured schemes provide a tiresome obstacle. He’s a smug control freak who bugs their apartment, bans them from sex and even forces Sadie to drive blindfolded. Most of his schemes are illegal, and Williams is annoying. And yet the film hails Frank as some kind of hero. Sharp comedy writing gives rise to some laugh-out-loud scenes, making this a sporadically funny watch, but the plot is so wrong-footed it beggars belief.

Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Friday August 10 2007
Duration: 91 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Ken Kwapis
Screenwriter: Kim Barker, Tim Rasmussen, Vince Di Meglio
Cast: Robin Williams
Mandy Moore
John Krasinski
DeRay Davis
Christine Taylor
Eric Christian Olsen
Josh Flitter

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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katie

this is an absolutely fantastic film not only is it amazingly funny but amused both myself and my children! the reverand is so evil me and my children thoroughly enjoyed the whole film. the outtakes at the end just added that little bit more comedy!

katie

this is an absolutely fantastic film not only is it amazingly funny but amused both myself and my children! the reverand is so evil me and my children thoroughly enjoyed the whole film. the outtakes at the end just added that little bit more comedy!

ANGIE

One of the worst films I've ever seen. Would have walked out if my daughter wasn't enjoying it. She's 10. Funniest bit was the outakes at the end. Don't bother.

ANGIE

One of the worst films I've ever seen. Would have walked out if my daughter wasn't enjoying it. She's 10. Funniest bit was the outakes at the end. Don't bother.

gem

i thought this film was hilarious, lots of laugh out loud scenes and the plot was very true to life.i would advise you to go and see it. you wont regret it.

gem

i thought this film was hilarious, lots of laugh out loud scenes and the plot was very true to life.i would advise you to go and see it. you wont regret it.

katie

I thought this movie was great. I was amazing to watch as a newly wed.

katie

I thought this movie was great. I was amazing to watch as a newly wed.