Becky and I went to see the new Robin Williams comedy License to Wed at the Colorado Cinemas in Castle Rock, Colorado this week. The Yahoo movies website at License to Wed describes the movie as follows:
“Newly engaged Ben Murphy and his fiancée, Sadie Jones, plan to live happily ever after. The problem is that Sadie’s family church, St. Augustine’s, is run by Reverend Frank, who won’t bless Ben and Sadie’s union until they pass his patented, “foolproof” marriage-prep course. Consisting of outrageous classes, outlandish homework assignments and some outright invasion of privacy, Reverend Frank’s rigorous..”
License to Wed is a bit of a cheesy romantic comedy with few laughs and a somewhat shallow story. Many of the situations are not very believable and it’s definitely a chic flick date movie for sure. If you’re trying to decide between this and Knocked Up go and see Knocked Up instead.
This isn’t a bad movie, but it’s not a great movie either. Robin Williams gives you his character “well done” instead of “medium rare”, so by the end of the movie you’ve kind of had it with his jokes. It’s a bit like Meet The Parents, but not nearly as funny and that may be the problem with the movie. It’s as though it’s been done before, only now with a third-party thrown into the mix to assist the couple in figuring out if they are compatible. Robin Williams character has a sidekick fat little kid who is nothing short of annoying as well.
I didn’t hate the film, I thought it was pretty funny at times. However, some of the best jokes were on the television commercial and in the previews which was pretty stupid on the part of the Studio since it took away from the film. Becky liked it much more than I did and she thought it was Worth The Trip, of course that’s expected, since we disagreed on Transformers that we saw on Saturday.
John – ** Rental
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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