A reverend puts an engaged couple through a grueling marriage preparation course to see if they are meant to be married in his church.

Director:

Ken Kwapis

Writers:

Kim Barker (screenplay), Tim Rasmussen (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Williams ... Reverend Frank
Mandy Moore ... Sadie Jones
John Krasinski ... Ben Murphy
Eric Christian Olsen ... Carlisle
Christine Taylor ... Lindsey Jones
Josh Flitter ... Choir Boy
DeRay Davis ... Joel
Peter Strauss ... Mr. Jones
Grace Zabriskie ... Grandma Jones
Roxanne Hart ... Mrs. Jones
Mindy Kaling ... Shelly
Angela Kinsey ... Judith the Jewelry Clerk
Rachael Harris ... Janine
Brian Baumgartner ... Jim
Jess Rosenthal Jess Rosenthal ... Jewelry Clerk
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Storyline

Sadie and Ben are in love, and although Ben suggests getting married in the Caribbean, Sadie has her heart set on a wedding at the family church, St. Augustine's. Ben says sure, and they meet with the pastor, Rev. Frank. The only date open for two years is three weeks away, and Frank insists the kids go through his marriage prep course. They're to write their own vows; he also demands chastity, bugs their apartment, initiates arguments, has them care for robot twins, creates friction between Ben and her family, and raises doubts in Sadie. Desperate, Ben looks for dirt on Frank. Can he undermine Frank's authority and keep Sadie's heart? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

First came love... then came Reverend Frank.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual humor and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Office (US 2005-2013) stars John Krasinski, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner, Mindy Kaling, as well as guest star Rachael Harris are featured in this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Ben climbs in the window of Reverend Frank's house the window changes from one with a smaller piece of glass and a large frame to one with a larger piece of glass and the frame holding the glass is smaller. Also the size of the window seems to change to a bigger window overall when you see Ben coming through. See more »

Quotes

Reverend Frank: Sadie Jones? Little Sadie Jones! How you've grown.
Sadie Jones: Well, yeah.
Reverend Frank: And now my Sadie Jones is gonna tie the knot.
Sadie Jones: I am. I'm so sorry I haven't been around for the last, like...
Reverend Frank: Ten years.
Sadie Jones: Yeah. I've just been trying to get my business started, and...
Reverend Frank: Oh, please. Please. You go to a liberate college, you have a bisexual rommate, you forget about God. Don't sweat it. He doesn't forget about you.
Sadie Jones: Yay!
[laughs nervously]
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Crazy Credits

Credits have bloopers and simplistic drawings with vows. See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Dora the Explorer Theme
Written by Josh Sitron, Billy Straus, and 'Sarah Durkee (I)'
Courtesy of Nickelodeon
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Holy Horror.
13 August 2007 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Catholic priest Robin Williams (!?) makes couple Mandy Moore and John Krasinski go through a crash course for those about to be married. If they fail the course then he can block the duet from getting hitched. And they say Hollywood is fresh out of innovative ideas. Totally unwanted and dreadful would-be comedy that uses up all its energy and possible assets early on with stupid situation after stupid situation. Even the performers seem like they know they are in a horrid movie that seems so much longer than it really is. As usual with films of the type, we have sitcom scenarios that are hard enough to make interesting over a half hour time slot let alone a cinematic feature which is three times as long. Break out the holy water and exorcise this celluloid. 2 stars out of 5.


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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

License to Wed See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,422,258, 8 July 2007

Gross USA:

$43,799,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,181,325
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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