Monday, August 20, 2007

License to Wed - Film

Rating : 2.5/5

The story follows couple Sadie (Mandy Moore) and Ben (John Krasinski from the American Office) who are about to get married. Sadie has always wanted to get married in the church her grandfather built the doors to. The Reverend there has a policy of getting couples to complete a pre-marriage course before he will agree to preside over their ceremony. The course has a 100% success rate for those who pass it in avoiding divorce.

Robin Williams steals this film as Reverend Frank with his side-kick and minister-in-training Josh Flitter. He had all the best lines and was basically just himself in this film. They do some very unethical things like bugging the couples apartment and checking they are following all the rules (like no sex until the honeymoon). They also attend a couples counselling session which teaches them the proper skills for arguing, drive a car with Sadie blindfolded and Ben directing from the back seat and doing word association with the in-laws which you know will end in insults.

I enjoyed this film, it had some definate funny parts, but it wasn't anything new. The creepy robot babies that dribbled snot and blue poo were scary. The ending was very cheesy but that was to be expected really with it being a Hollywood RomCom. They do get a wonderful wedding though and hopefully last the distance. Rent the dvd.


Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Bummer! I thought this one looked cute. But...I haven't made it to the theatre yet to see it, so I guess that also says something.