[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
Misogynistic, narcissistic, GARBAGE.
80's love in all it's glory an the two Cory's
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.
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.
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.
Not much to say here.
I love 80's movies.
Didn't love this one.
Not a lot of substance.
Grant Heslov has a walk-on role as a Marxist teenager!
Still funny. I was a little surprised when I read some reviews on Letterboxd, claiming narcissism and misogyny, and that triggered a desire to rewatch this.
Sorry guys, I just can't see it. All I see is a fun, lighthearted teen movie.
The Coreys lock Heather Graham in a trunk of a car for the night, while they drive around. In the end, she dates one of them. 1988 everyone!
It's very 1980's, for good and for bad.
Good: young Heather Graham, Billy Ocean on the soundtrack.
Bad: Just about every other aspect.
This is one of those films that I loved in my childhood but doesn't really hold up.
classic 80's film featuring the Corey's. Maybe a little nostalgic whilst watching yet aside from the clothes didn't seem too dated, storywise.
i like this film.
I like this one much better than Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Memorable moments, some good stunts, and a few laughs. The repercussions aren't as bad as they should've been (when are they ever?), but at least the kid doesn't get off scott free. And the dad is great, even though he is probably worse off than everyone else by the end of the movie.
And there's an El Rey theater in the movie. Before there was From Dusk 'till Dawn, there was License to Drive.
License To Drive was captured in such a spirited review from Hollie Horror that I had to see it as soon as I could. It could've been a pretty generic and decent teen comedy but it's really just a poor one.
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