The Love Bug

The Love Bug
The Love Bug
  • G
  • 1h 48m
  • 1969
Fresh75%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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He's the star who provides the most laughs per gallon. He's Herbie, the lovable car with a mind of his own. Dean Jones, Michele Lee, and Buddy Hackett join Herbie in this revved-up comedy classic. Jones plays down-on-his-luck race car driver Jim Douglas, who reluctantly teams up with the little machine. Douglas thinks his sudden winning streak is due to his skill, not Herbie's. He finally realizes the car's worth when a sneaky rival plots to steal Herbie for himself. But it's Herbie who'll steal your heart in this wildly fun roller-coaster ride you'll never forget!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh75%
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TIME Magazine
Rotten

The Love Bug is surely the first film in which the actors...are so meticulously insipid that a car...

June 21, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

For sheer inventiveness of situation and the charm that such an idea projects, The Love Bug rates...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

'Herbie' and his plucky stunt drivers steal the show in this agreeable family entertainment.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Kids will fall in love with this spunky Bug.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that well-paced laughs and just-scary-enough driving thrills enhance this sweet, wholesome story. Other than the fact that parents will want to point out that seatbelts weren't widely used in 1969, this film offers fun for the whole family. Young ones will identify with the spunky little VW and enjoy the racecar action. Older kids will enjoy the lively story and jokes about '60s hippie culture.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:March 13, 1969
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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