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      License to Drive

      PG-13 1988 1h 30m Comedy List
      24% Tomatometer 25 Reviews 62% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Teenager Les Anderson (Corey Haim) 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 (Heather Graham), 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 (Corey Feldman), to help. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Despite a hard-working cast and a premise that will appeal to its teenage target demographic, this deeply silly comedy only has a License to Drive audiences to seek out better films.

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      Joe Pollack St. Louis Post-Dispatch This arrant nonsense, obviously aimed at children who aren't yet 16 but who have the fantasies, goes beyond all bounds of intelligence and grace. Jun 17, 2021 Full Review Chris Chase New York Daily News There is a good deal of adolescent swaggering and belching, and I would guess 12-year-old males would be the picture's chief admirers. Rated: 2/4 Jun 17, 2021 Full Review Juan Carlos Coto Miami Herald License to Drive takes too much license with its nuttiness, playing wacky moments to the point where the comedy sputters. Rated: 1.5/4 Jun 17, 2021 Full Review Stephen Hunter Baltimore Sun It's not lightweight, it's no-weight. Rated: 2/4 Jun 17, 2021 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Dated '80s teen comedy has car crashes, drinking, cursing. Rated: 2/5 Jan 24, 2017 Full Review TV Guide Although the premise of getting or not getting a first driver's license is a solid-enough base for 90 minutes of teenage comedy, License To Drive misses the point on all counts. Rated: 1/4 Aug 6, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Karen M It's really a great movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/24 Full Review Angel O This movie is hilariously stupid. I saw it as a 15 yr old at the Drive in when it came out right along side BIG back in 1988. First time since but this time I took a couple of vape hits & laughed my ass off the whole way through. Sure it gets a little slow at the end but come on, most movies do. Feldman had just a side kick role here but was still great & Haim was spot on as usual with his natural comedic goofiness. I'll be watching this again but prob won't wait 35 years this time. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/27/23 Full Review Andrew K Sure as hell hasn't aged well. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/18/23 Full Review bootsdad13 U Great father son moments in this one too. Funny, and underrated. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/29/23 Full Review StephenPaul C The worst 1.5 hours ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/11/23 Full Review Patricia C One of my top 5 movies ever!!! I remember watching this at 3 years old and falling in love with this movie and Corey Haim... This is a comfort movie for me!!!! It's hysterical!!! I love watching it with my boys!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Teenager Les Anderson (Corey Haim) 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 (Heather Graham), 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 (Corey Feldman), to help.
      Director
      Greg Beeman
      Producer
      Andrew Licht, Jeffrey A. Mueller
      Screenwriter
      Neil Tolkin
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox, Davis Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $21.1M
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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