License to Wed
License to Wed is a goofy romantic comedy. Robin Williams is the antagonist, he’s the priest who is supposed to conduct the ceremony for our two lovebird, played by Mandy Moore and John Krazinski. John Krazinski is best known for his role in the TV show “The Office” and 3 of his co-stars show up in this movie – it’s fun to see them all interact in these new parts.
Weddings are a popular backdrop for romantic comedies, and in any good comedy, you need conflict. That’s where Robin Williiams, or Reverend Frank, comes in. His course on marriage is a requirement to a wedding at his church, so the young couple goes along with it. Of course, mayhem ensues, there’s the misunderstandings, the over-the-top physical comedy, the misinterpreted intentions – the total formula. Throw in a few robot babies and poop jokes and you’ve pretty much got the idea. Of course, the requisite happy ending makes it all worth it.