License to Wed Synopsis
Ben Murphy (John Krasinski) and Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore) want to get married at St. Augustine’s, its pastor, Reverend Frank (Robin Williams), won’t bless Ben and Sadie’s union until they pass his marriage-prep course.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Director Ken Kwapis uses those monster infants perfectly, down to a funny final outtake.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Rev. Robin Williams goes from mildly comic to downright creepy.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The fact that License to Wed isn't as unbearable as its trailers make it look doesn't mean it's good. It's not. It's just another mediocre...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The characters and plot lack even a shred of credibility.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The creepy-faced robot twin babies are funny (for a while); the rest of the film is not. It's like "Meet the Parents" with Dr. Phil as the...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Williams' grimace is starting to look desperate. Then again, no one comes off well in director Ken Kwapis' handling of this greasy...
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Wall Street Journal

The inert License to Wed shambles along one lame scene after another.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If unused spit takes, flubbed dialogue, and extra improvisation are so uproarious, why not give us 90 minutes of that? License to Wed is...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Working from a flawed premise with characters lacking credibility and plot turns more moronic than funny, the movie flatlines in about five...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There's bad, there's awful and there's horrible, and then somewhere beyond that, in its own Kingdom of Lousy -- where all the milk curdles...
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Don't let Mandy Moore keep you from going...

By mikensd79
I can't stand Mandy Moore, but even she didn't ruin the movie for me. I saw this last night at a radio station sponsered sneak peak. It wasn't on my list of movies to see, but it was free, so why...


By the wise guy
This movie is funny. Both Robin Willams and John Krasinski were great, they made a great duo. For someone who has already seen many of this summers "big movies", this was one of the best....

You Wont be Dissapointed!

By yoladdy
This movie was a big hit! I went last night in an advanced screening, and it was awesome. Robin Williams and John Krasinski were hilarious, even Mandy Moore had some comedy in her! The music also...

Its ok, but better to rent

By jonimartin2004
Made me laugh at some points. But if you wanted to watch an episode of "the office", stay at home! Everyone except Steve Carrell appears in this movie. Horrible ending btw....

Great Movie

By babygirl11
This was a great movie! All of the actors/actresses worked well together and they made a VERY funny movie. great date movie or just a movie to see with friends! i loved it!...

A fun movie

By sweeetgirlie1992
This movie is not only entertaining and amusing, but cute and romantic. I didn't really know how it was going to be, but i'm glad i went and saw it. it kept me and my friends laughing a lot, and we...


By vfrailey
Two thumbs up -- WAY UP!! One of the funniest movies we have seen in a long time. PERFECT for men and women. Not a chick flick -- my husband laughed so hard, he was crying. If you want to be...

Good movie?

By Jack_Sparrows_Girl
This movie looks soooooo funny and my friend said it was awesome!!!!!! I'm not too sure but it does look pretty funy like i said Lol...

License to Wed

By scoobyfan80
Loved it~~~I took my 11 year old niece. It was funny~~had everyone in theatre laughing throughout the entire movie. The 'adult situations' didn't get crude or explicit & I thought the movie was...


By bitts2090
It was absolutely hilarious! It didn't give pastors a very good name though...that slightly disappointed me..It was still funny though, and I'm in the process of convincing my friends to see it right...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual humor and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Predictable wedding comedy is all about Williams.
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