License to Wed
License to Wed (DVD) (WS/FS)
Ben Murphy (John Krasinski) and Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore--Chasing Liberty) are young, in love and plan to marry. The only catch is Sadie's family church, St. Augstine's, and its Reverend Frank (Academy Award winner Robin Williams--Happy Feet, Man of the Year), who will only bless Ben and Sadie's union after they pass his patented, "foolproof" marriage-prep course. Consisting of outrageous classes, outlandish homework assignments and outright in 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 earn their License to Wed.]]>
Marriage is a huge step in any relationship and, with the divorce rate skyrocketing, some clergymen find it advisable to council prospective couples prior to the marriage ceremony. Reverend Frank (Robin Williams) takes his marriage preparation course to a whole new level, putting couples through a very unusual and grueling set of classes that cover everything from trust and communication to experiencing childbirth, meeting each other's needs in and out of bed, and group sessions on how to fight fairly. Happy couple Sadie Jones's (Mandy Moore) and Ben Murphy's (John Krasinski) perfect compatibility is tested to the limits with extraordinary (and hysterical) assignments like caring for twin baby robots that cry and poop without restraint while baby-sitting a friend's two young children and shopping for wedding china. Driving a car blindfolded while one's intended gives directions is no simple task either, but abstinence from sex and writing their own marriage vows may be the couple's most difficult homework assignments. Comedy reigns throughout the entire movie thanks to Robin Williams, his choir-boy assistant Josh Flitter (Nancy Drew) and the rest of the cast and laughing out loud is definitely a course requirement for viewers, but underneath the hilarity is a serious message about making marriage work. --Tami HoriuchiDVD features
- Includes widescreen anamorphic and full-screen versions
- Additional scenes with optional director commentary
- Ask Choir Boy: Choose which relationship/marital questions he answers
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medPG13 PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 4 Ounces
- Item model number : 1000025306
- Director : Ken Kwapis
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Dubbed, Closed-captioned, Subtitled, Color, Widescreen, NTSC, Full Screen
- Run time : 1 hour and 31 minutes
- Release date : January 8, 2008
- Actors : Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, Christine Taylor, Eric Christian Olsen
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish, French
- Producers : Mike Medavoy, Bradley J. Fischer, Arnold W. Messer, David Thwaites, Kim Zubick
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1), Unqualified
- Studio : WarnerBrothers
- ASIN : B00005JPQE
- Writers : Kim Barker, Tim Rasmussen, Vince Di Meglio, Wayne Lloyd
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,601 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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All in all, the story didn't capture my interest and the humor wasn't very funny, therefore I have to give this a pretty low score. "Man of the Year" is much better if you want a good Robin Williams comedy from this time period, but even R.V. is better than this.
Seeing Robin Williams' acting was nostalgic. May he rest in peace.
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I enjoyed the film but did find some characters a little annoying and so this marked the film down a star for me but it is still worth checking out.
The characters, are all very unlikable, Robin Williams is not even that funny in this movie, I would consider this movie more of a romance film than a comedy.
I watched it, it slightly amused me, and now it will most likely gather dust for years to come. This movie is not 'breaking boundaries' nor does it leave me in stitches.
This movie is worth a rent rather than a purchase.
But once again Robin Williams plays his role brilliantly, it doesn't matter how bad the film was, he is always worth watching.