[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!
Teenager Les Anderson thinks his life can't get any worse after he flunks his driver's exam, but he's wrong. Even though he didn't receive his license, Les refuses to break his date with the cool Mercedes Lane, and he decides to lift his family's prize luxury car for the occasion. Unfortunately, Mercedes sneaks some booze along and passes out drunk, and a confused Les makes the bad decision of enlisting his rebellious friend, Dean, to help.
Misogynistic, narcissistic, GARBAGE.
One of the best feelings in the world when it comes to film, is absolutely loving something that you thought would be terrible. Don't get me wrong, this movie is pretty bad, but in all the right ways. The bad direction, the dumb characters, the weird writing. Yet all these negatives together work as a whole that entertained me the whole time. The biggest flaw that License to Drive has going for it, is it's weird and confused tone. It's plot revolves around a typical shitty teenager whose soul purpose at this point in life is to get laid, and the ONLY way to accomplish this is by obtaining a license. You'd think with such a story the director would…
The Coreys do dumb shit with a Cadillac and abuse Heather Graham.
The character Charles is fly as hell. He looks and dresses like Peter Bogdanovich. He is so much cooler than Corey Feldman that Feldman just willingly lets him ride shotgun the whole film. I wish they made a spinoff about Charles and his chick magnet wardrobe.
Carol Kane is the shit.
80's love in all it's glory an the two Cory's
As far as 80s comedies go, License to Drive wouldn't earn an award for originality. Corey Haim's character echoes of a weird mixture between Ferris and Cameron, Feldman is just Donatello without the bo staff and the rest of the film is populated with cookie cutter characters. But somehow, despite all the negatives, License to Drive just simply works. It moves along at a brisk pace, keeps the cheese to a minimum and provides a few genuine laughs. License to Drive certainly won't break out amongst the crowd too much, but it just might amongst yours.
One of the most beloved films of my childhood. I idolized the Corey's growing up, especially Haim. He was the definition of a cool kid. This film is pure 80's gold. The first starring role for Heather Graham and also hilarious supporting roles from Richard Masur and Carol King. Some may say it's corny and predictable, but it's a damn fun film and still holds up perfectly for me at least. I am SHOCKED that this film hasn't gotten the remake treatment in these desperate days of Hollywood.
One of the movies that made me love movies.
My mom used to rent this for me so much from Family Video that I believe at one point, they were going to sell it to us cheap.
80's cheese at it's finest. You are sorely missed, Corey Haim.
"An innocent girl, a harmless drive. What could possibly go wrong?"
One of the funnies, and most underated comedies from the 80's. I only have love for this movie, and i don't even have a licence.
The Corey's team up to help Haim get his drivers license and bang a girl. Along the way, they go on a slew of crimes mostly involving reckless endangerment but also sexual assault and child pornography in a showcase of how horrible the 80s were. Not even Heather Graham and Carol Kane can save this.
This film is a pukefest of 80s trends, stupidity, and selfishness. It's a perfect capsule of something that is horrible. So yes, it captures the essence of the decade but the decade sucks and so does this film. Sorry lovers of Aquanet.
Feldman is passable and the least annoying of the two but that's not saying much. Corey Haim's performance and character are awful and…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Great Coreys teamup; Les wants to get his license, but fails the written test. Everyone wants to ride with him, assuming he has his new license, Dean (Corey Feldman) & Charles his buds, keep wanting him to pick them up. He gets a chance at going out with Mercedes Lane, (A super young Heather Graham)so, waiting for his parents Mom, Carol Cane,who is pregnant, and Dad, Richard Masur to go to sleep so he can grab his Grandpa's Caddy his dad is borrowing. Right away, he manages to get into all kinds of shenanigans. Finishing a bottle of champagne, Mercedes manages to get pretty tipsy,and dents in the caddys'hood. Freaking out, Les picks up Dean (he fixes the hood, pushing it…
"I'm so dead they're gonna have to bury me twice"
I did not dislike this movie at all. I am spending 80-90 minutes with the Corys and there is this 80s goofy charm. But I did not have the nostalgia to really make me love it, there was too much 80s goofyness in this. The whole Feldman taking pictures of an unconscious Heather Graham didn't seem as innocent any more. But in saying that there were worse ways to spend a Saturday night.
Is it too late to change my name to Corey?
When an 80's teen flick is still funny and entertaining, but has lost some of its charm due to cringe worthy moments that would be deemed unacceptable in today's film world (a.k.a. taking pictures of passed out girls chest, drunk driving).
So perfectly 80s.
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