watching “License to Wed” is that director Ken Kwapis has significant television credits “ “The Office,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Malcolm in the Middle” “ and only minimal film experience “ “The Beautician and the Beast” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” are best-known. Bringing the worst of both sitcoms and bad films to this project, he produces a “sit-mov” lacking only a laugh track. Well, maybe not only. It also lacks laughs.
The story of a young couple “ Sadie (Mandy Moore) and Ben (John Krasinski) “ forced to go through a nightmare version of pre-marriage counseling with the Rev. Frank (Robin Williams) tries to make a joke of everything about relationships and fails consistently.
The most amusing thing in the film “ and only during final credits “ is a pair of animatronic babies meant to show wannabe parents the difficulty of raising children. If only little animatronic movies-to-be-directed existed for wannabe filmmakers. PG-13
“Kathryn Jenson White