[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…
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.
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.
"Misogynistic, narcissistic, GARBAGE."
Who wrote that fucking top comment? and who upvote that fucking comment? God I hate feminism 2.0
This movie is a classic comedy.
Just realized "Archie's Atomic" is the Bob's Big Boy in Downey, Ca. (I drive by it almost every week.)
young people in suburbian areas ! nice and entertaining.
Oh how I miss the Cory's! Well maybe not the living one.
Feldman's a good 2 years over his cute phase, Haim is affecting a "cracking voice".
Harmless 80s teen fare, not as funny or memorable as others, but the Coreys are enjoyable here before the drugs ruined them both.
Behold ladies and gentleman, THE single greatest movie released in the summer of 1988 dealing with one teen's struggles to obtain his driver's license in order to impress a girl. Besides this immeasurable achievement, License to Drive also happens to be the beginning of the end of the 2 Coreys empire. The reason being is because the film essentially amounts to 90 minutes of a 1972 Cadillac De Ville getting into one increasingly convoluted mishap after another. This is somehow meant to be amusing apparently. The film also has a preposterous ending and Carole Kane, Heather Graham and Richard Masur literally spend the majority of the film fast asleep. Something this film nearly made me do on more then one…
BOX OFFICE. 💰💰💰 💲22.4 million
Good 80's classic movie! License to Drive is a movie about taking chances, though you can probably figure out from beginning to end how the movie is going to go. No less, it's good 80s fun. Les Anderson (Haim) has turned 16 and is desperate to get his driver's license. Over-confident, it is no surprise that he flunks the exam. But he figures no one would notice. So, he lies to his folks and friends about the whole thing, expecting everything will be smooth sailing until he can retake the exam.
'An innocent girl. A harmless drive. What could possibly go wrong?' For sixteen year old Les Anderson, plenty can go wrong when you have…