License to Wed

Synopsis: 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?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Ken Kwapis
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min



Bouquet? Bouquet.

Beautiful, isn't it?

But let me tell you the truth.

For a lot of people, marriage is like

sticking your tongue on a frozen flagpole.

It looks like fun when you see

friends doing it, so you say:

"Hey, I'll give it a try.

Just once. "

Next thing you know, you're stuck.

Full of regret.

Praying, "Please get me

out of this with my dignity...

...if least not my extremities, intact. "

But it doesn't have to be

like that, my friends.

It does not have to be like that.

That's where I come in.

Good marriages are my business.

Meeting the right person

in the first place?

Well, my friends, that is up to you.

Oh, I'm sorry.

- I'll go.

- Yeah, you go. Okay.

- Hi. I'm Sadie.

- Hi. Ben.

From that first, destined meeting... the sweet innocence

of the first date.

- Are you skipping to second base?

- What's that? No.

You know why? I'm not a skipper.

Maybe we should take care of first base,

just to make things right.

The first kiss.

The first time you say "I love you. "

- I love you.

- What?

What? A view.

What a view.

First time you say "I love you, "

and she actually hears you.

I love you.

- I'm afraid you're not my type.

- I love you too.

You seriously didn't think I was

gonna let you see that?

Let's skip to the next thing:

moving in together.

The first time she finds something

you don't want her to see.

- Don't worry, I got the heavy ones.

- "Dear Mr. Brian Boitano. "

- Oh, God!

- "Congratulations on your triple Axel.

I wonder how much

you practice every week...

...and also how you make your hair

stay like that. "

Hey, he was a legend. Okay?

I mean, even at age 9 I knew that.

I'm gonna get a less embarrassing box.


If she doesn't dump your

wussy ass after that...

...then comes the big one: the proposal.

Sadie...'re a great girl. You are.

And I think it's time that

you and I were man and-

Lame. That is so lame.

We are so pleased all of you

could be here with us today... celebrate our 30 years of marriage.



It is especially gratifying to be

surrounded by such good friends...

...and family...

...and of course,

our two beautiful daughters...


...and Lindsey...

...who has moved back home with us... try and make a new start for herself.

We are... thrilled with her perseverance.

Thank you for the support, Dad.

And then there's Carlisle, Sadie's best

friend, who used to take baths with Sadie...

- What?

- What?

...when they were younger,

and pretend he was a submarine captain.

I destroyed all the photos.

I promise you.

- Thank you. Very good to know. Thanks.

- Wait, what?

And our good friends, Don and Gwen...


...Jerry, Otis.


...what about...

- What about Ben?

- Oh, no, no, no.

Oh, and of course, there's

Sadie's affable boyfriend, Ben.

But what I really want to do... thank my beautiful wife...

...without whom this life

would mean nothing.

Happy 30th anniversary.

- I love you.

- I love you too.

And I hope there are 30 more.

Well, that makes one of us.

Excuse me.

Could I have everyone's attention, please?

I just wanted to...

Well, I thought since

everyone was gathered...

...gathered already...

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God.

- Sadie...

- Oh, my God, oh, my God.

...Wilhelmina Jones.

In front of God and your family...

...Kwan-Li, and Jerry and Otis and...

I just want to know...

...if you would spend the rest

of your life with me.

But I don't...

I don't want to put you

on the spot or anything.

Benjamin Murphy, I would marry you

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