Coupe de Ville (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Coupe de Ville (1990)




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Three rebellious bickersome brothers reunite to drive their father's title car from their Detroit homes to Florida. The auto is to be a gift to celebrate their mother's birthday party. Along the way, their adventures are punctuated by pop tunes from 1963 that include "Louie, Louie," a song that inspires a hilarious debate as the three attempt to fathom the song's meaning.


Patrick Dempsey
as Robert 'Bobby' Libner
Arye Gross
as Buddy Libner
Daniel Stern
as Marvin Libner
Rita Taggart
as Betty Libner
Joseph Bologna
as Uncle Phil
Alan Arkin
as Fred Libner
James Gammon
as Doc Sturgeon
Rod Swift
as Finkelstein
Don Sheldon
as Fishing Buddy
Boots Crowder
as Waitress
Edan Gross
as Young Bobby
Michael Weiner
as Young Buddy
Dean Jacobson
as Young Marvin
Steve Boles
as Policeman #1
Don Tilley
as Policeman #2
Terry Loughlin
as Garage Worker #1
Reid "Pete" Shook
as Gas Station Attendant
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Critic Reviews for Coupe de Ville

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

There is something deadening about the kind of formula picture where you know with absolute certainty what is going to happen, and how, and why.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Predicably amiable touchy-feely road-trip coming-of-age lovefest. Solid tunes, though.

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for Coupe de Ville


Three brothers who couldn't be more different from each other are tasked by their Father, to drive a Coupe de Ville from Michigan to Florida so they can surprise their Mother with the car as a gift for her birthday. But trouble ensues when the fighting starts from the very start of the trip. Along the way they have run-ins with the Cops and all sorts of characters as they bicker and fight across state lines on their way home. It is through all the madness that they realize the love they have for each other, and that they need to come together as a family because as they will find out, nothing is more important than your family and the time you have with them. Really enjoyed the movie and the performances of the film's three leads: Patrick Dempsey, Daniel Stern, and Arye Gross. Which in my opinion may be one of the greatest casting decisions ever, they played off of each other very well and made the movie that much more engaging and entertaining. A very heartfelt movie and a lot of fun to watch.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

Super Reviewer

Heartwarming,funny and very entertaining.

Audrey Lush
Audrey Lush

Super Reviewer

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