[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
License to Drive
Some guys get all the brakes!
A teen decides to go for a night on the town with his friends despite flunking his driver's test
80's love in all it's glory an the two Cory's
Viewed on Netflix
That's right I saw License To Drive.
Yes, that's right, it's my first time seeing License To Drive.
The film starts off with a horrible cover of The Beatles' "Drive My Car" and continues with the horrible music throughout the film.
The Frank Sinatra, that's played up as the joke music, is the best music in the movie.
I was 14 when License To Drive came out and I was the prime target audience for this film. This movie was made for me. I was just smart enough back then to say, No Thank You.
I enjoyed previous films by The Coreys. Together or separately in the 80's..The Lost Boys, The Goonies, Lucas...I just wasn't interested in this.
Feldman is wacky here, in a good way...before he became obsessed with Michael Jackson.
Haim, well..he was 17 in 1988 and he looks like he's 14 in License To Drive but does a decent job.
"Les, that license in your wallet, that's not an ordinary piece of paper, that is a driver's license, and it's not only a driver's license, it's an automobile license, and it's not only an automobile license, it's a license to live, a license to be free, a license to go wherever, whenever and with whomever you choose."
Oh yeah! This is why I love 80's flicks! They're crazy, entertaining, colourful, charming, groovy, hilarious, cute, relatively short, fast-paced, and predictable as hell! Man this is good stuff!
I typed in 'license to drive' on Netflix (because I just got my license), and this came up. What are the odds? One hell of a ride.
He lies. He steals. He cheats. He puts an innocent, drunk teenage girl in the trunk of a stolen car so he and his buddies can get some. He is punished for none of his wrongdoing.
This teenage tale of privilege is full of machismo and misogyny. The more I reflect on it, the more disgusted I am with it. The beginning of the film does attempt to portray the teenage desire of freedom via a driver's license and how terrifying of an experience the process is. But, alas, the rest of the movie corrupts this tale.
Feel free to terminate this from your 80s teen film canon.
One of my all time favorite films.
I've already reviewed this on here so very little to add.
It's great fun that makes me wish I was younger again and go through nights like that.
It captures the innocence and irresponsibility perfectly.
The Coreys are great. Masur is great as the Dad.
Overall it's one of the most fun movies I have ever seen and it makes me happy when I'm watching. It conjures up a certain feeling that I can only describe as joy.
out of both the coreys it was decided that feldman was the cooler one. he had the best style and the most clever comebacks. haim was a wide-eyed mouth breather with invisible brace-face.
but I do enjoy a good all-night wacky adventure movie. I was pleasantly surprised.
3 stars = pleasantly content with the outcome.
A fun little flick that honestly hasn't aged all that well, but more than makes up for it by being one of the few wacky teen flicks to have totally baller car chases.
And that's real.
"This Mercedes has a dead battery"
This movie is not just for fans of Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. It is a genuinely funny 80's Comedy that is one of my favorites from the era. It is a completely fun 90 minute romp about a kid, trying to impress the girl of his dreams, and a night where everything that could go wrong....... does.
Still, at my age (37 years old), Licence To Drive is a fun movie, with a lot of laughs, and memorable moments. This was the boys first big movie together, and surely the best. Again, if it wasn't for the drugs, they would have been doing movies every year like this with good writers, and Directors.…
No thanks dad, I already have a Mercedes.
There is nothing really good about License to Drive, but something about the late eighties vibe it gives off makes it hard to be really negative about it. Well, okay, the fact that they use Frank Sinatra('s music) as a punchline makes me want to slap them, but forgive them Frank, for they know no better.
This was released when I was in my early teens. I am pretty sure I would've been quite the Heather Graham fan had I actually seen it back then...
if only I could ride on Corey Feldman's handlebars
Unbelievable with generally unlikeable characters and humour that wears out too quickly, but harmless and easy viewing.
I can't believe I waited this long to see this 1988 classic. I also can't believe how bad it is.
A very average 80s soundtrack and lots of atrocious Goonies-style shout/acting from Corey Feldman. Corey Haim plays the cute boy-next-door adequately but for some reason his mouth keeps falling open and his tongue flops out distractingly.
Heather Graham plays the bimbo object of desire that was such a feature of this genre, and there is no development of her character at all.
The evil genius twin sister is stil left stranded with her plotline entirely forgotten. Wide open for a sequel?
Very disappointing all round.
The two Coreys at the height of their Coreyness. Nobody learns any lessons and there are no consequences for the crazy things that happen. Once the movie is over, you'll forget all about it (I can't remember any of the characters' names, for example). License to Drive isn't necessarily bad, nor is it any good. Hell, it's not really even mediocre. It's completely disposable 80s entertainment that never strives to be anything else, and in a weird way, that's what makes it watchable. The thought of turning it off and doing something worthwhile with my time never occurred to me. I still wanted to know what happens even though I really already knew before I turned it on. That's got to count for something, right?
Still as good as all those times I watched it on cable growing up.
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