Monday, February 26, 2018

Cinema Cycle - License to Drive

(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

SYNOPSIS: A young tween worries over his ability to obtain a drivers license and thereby obtain the girl of his dreams.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Upper-middle class 1980’s adolescent male fantasy about cars and sex.

PROS AND CONS: The production value of this film is not half bad. Camera work, staging, action all come off pretty well. However, unless you are just ‘starting’ to go through puberty, this film will be a chore to watch.

A fascinating window on a time in media, before network streaming, when films such as this were cranked out by studios to be shown in multi-plexes at the mall to throngs of young affluent slacker kids.

The concept is a capitalist marketeers dream, focusing on the desire for mobility (a car) which will lead to everything that is desirable in life, including status, sex and admiration.

To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on

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