Is there anyone cooler than Ferris Bueller? In the John Hughes comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, America’s favorite hooky-playing high schooler breaks all the rules and becomes an inspiration to slackers everywhere by turning an ordinary day into something extraordinary, simply by taking it easy. Ferris (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own mind thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, “borrows” a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago with his best pals Cameron
“This is John Hughes’ best teen film, and it’s a call to arms to everyone in the world who doesn’t want to follow society’s lame rules at the expense of living a cool life.” – Brad Laidman, Film Threat
(Alan Ruck) and Sloane Sara) in town. But uh oh, dogging Ferris’ trail at every turn is uptight high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), who, with the help of Ferris’ snotty sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), is hell-bent on catching Bueller in the act of class-cutting. A winning combination of slapstick, satire and social commentary on status-seeking and parental indifference, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off also serves as a hilarious instruction manual for adolescents everywhere. What to fake out your parents? Just set up a stereo system with snoring sounds and an elaborate rope pulley and mannequin system! Want to impress your girlfriend? Try climbing onto a parade float and lip-syncing the heck out of The Beatles’ Twist and Shout while the whole city dances along! Just keep watching this movie and you too will soon achieve Ferris-levels of awesomeness.