As someone who's been developing an allergy to Robin Williams over the years, I didn't exactly welcome the idea of him playing the clergyman from hell as he conducts a souped-up version of his rigorous "marriage preparation course" for a Chicago couple (Mandy Moore and John Krasinski). But even if I could have put up with the unpleasantness of this as comedy, I still would have balked at this movie's eventual portrayal of this monster as an angel in disguise -- even when he's monitoring the couple's every move from a surveillance van to make sure they don't indulge in premarital sex. Director Ken Kwapis (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) gives this script by many hands a certain gloss it doesn't deserve.
Director: Ken Kwapis
Writer: Kim Barker, Tim Rasmussen, Vince DiMeglio and Wayne Lloyd
Producer: Nicholas Osborne, Mike Medavoy, Arnold Messer, Robert Simonds and Kim Zubick
Cast: Robin Williams, Mandy Moore, John Krasinski, Eric Christian Olsen, Christine Taylor, Josh Flitter, DeRay Davis and Rachael Harris