License to Wed
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Newly engaged Ben Murphy's fiancée, Sadie Jones, 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, 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 whether they really have what it takes to make it to the altar--and live happily ever after.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's exactly what it looks like from the commercials -- a one-joke movie, and that one joke isn't even funny to begin with."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Like some weddings, License to Wed is a long sit and a bland buffet."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The dull romance between Sadie and Ben is revealed as little more than a prop for the comedian's patented schtick."
‑ Jamie Russell, Radio Times
"Sadly, License to Wed lived up to my expectations 100%. That is to say, it was unfunny and uninspired."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"You know it's bad when there are more interesting things happening during the outtakes in the closing credits than in the movie itself."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Add a lot of musty, Eisenhower-era gags (most women are shrewish ballbusters! all fat people love food!) and you wonder why the producers didn't just throw in canned laughter as well."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"This assaultively unappealing 'romantic comedy' could well mark the opening salvo in a whole new Hollywood campaign against movie piracy. Anybody who'd steal this dud would stink just from carrying it around."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"I would honestly rather watch the Holocaust In Colour than sit through this again."
‑ Ali Gray,
"As someone engaged, I felt they disrespected what marriage can and should mean. And most importantly, I'm offended at their attempt at cringe-worthy humor."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"It's not quite as bad as some would have it (it will not, for example, kill puppies), but it is really very horrible."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Despite its fuzzy, getting-to-know-you message, the movie itself offers zero motivation for any of its protagonists."
‑ Mary Elizabeth Williams,
"I hereby pronounce you a flop."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"It's a bit short of laughs, but there are a few cute ideas in this formulaic, predictable romantic comedy."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Predictable wedding comedy is all about Williams."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"This movie is an ecclesiastical disaster and, like the Rector of Stiffkey, Williams should be thrown to the lions."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
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