License to Wed
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An engaged young couple finds their lifetime of happiness unexpectedly compromised by a pushy minister who insists they successfully complete his comprehensive marriage-prep course before exchanging wedding vows in a matrimonial comedy starring John Krasinski, Mandy Moore, and Robin Williams. Sadie Jones (Moore) has always longed to marry the man of her dreams in her family church. Though she found her lifetime companion in Ben Murphy (Krasinski), Sadie is distressed to learn that St. Augustine's has only one wedding slot available over the next two years. While Sadie and Ben do qualify… More

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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
"I would honestly rather watch the Holocaust In Colour than sit through this again."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Two up-and-coming stars get left at the cinematic altar in License To Wed, a badly strained romantic comedy with enough plot contrivances to fill a reception hall."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"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
"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
"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
"Sadly, License to Wed lived up to my expectations 100%. That is to say, it was unfunny and uninspired."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"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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