Ok, despite my initial inclination to avoid this movie after Robin William’s disgusting and ignorant comments about the Catholic priesthood, I saw License to Wed today.
For the sake of not spoiling too much of the movie for any potential viewers, let me just say that the movie does seem to start with the right premise, and its heart is in the right place throughout the duration of the film. Unfortunately, those wishing to see an authentic representation of TotB, chastity, etc will be sorely disappointed. In fact, for a movie that seemed so keen on showing the priest/ Christian teaching in a positive, attractive light, it sticks far too much to the superficial aspects of relationships. Unlike Evan ALmighty, (which I thought did an excellent job as a “crash course” on certain Christian theological concepts while simultaneously being funny, this movie often misses the mark (or rather just misses good opportunities) for both teaching moments and laughs.
Alright, I’m tired and that’s all I can think of at the moment. Did anyone else see it?