License to Wed

Theatrical Release: July 3, 2007
License to Wed


“License to Wed” follows newly engaged Ben Murphy (John Krasinski) and his fiancée, Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore), who 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 (Robin Williams), 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 if they really have what it takes to make it to the altar… and live happily ever after.

Dove Review

When a couple decides to marry, sometimes they don’t really understand the ups and downs in that relationship. “License to Wed” takes the audience into the outlandish premarital class that Ben and Sadie endure. The class, created by Reverend Frank, challenges the couple to see if they are right for each other. Although it is funny at times and makes some very important points about marriage, Dove cannot approve this movie due to the language and sexual innuendos.

Content Description

Sex: Couple kisses; man accidentally touches woman's clothed breast; pre-marital sex assumed because couple live together; discussion with Reverend regarding sex; several sexual innuendos.
Language: OMG-17; S-1; J-6; A-3; H-9;D-1; F-word used in the bloopers at the end.
Violence: Man hit in nose with ball; man punches Reverend in nose.
Drugs: People drinking alcohol: reference to Viagra.
Nudity: Man with shirt off and in boxers; woman's cleavage; man in shower but only upper body shown.
Other: Young boy bugs an apartment; man shakes robot baby until head comes off; the minister takes couple to the birthing room at the hospital.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Kim Barker and Tim Rasmussen and Vince Di Meglio and Wayne Lloyd
Director: Ken Kwapis
Producer: Mike Medavoy
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe