High School senior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) pretends to be sick so he can ‘wag’ school. His parents believe his deception except for his sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) because she knows he is lying. With his hypochondriac friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) and his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), they all decide to skip school, go joy riding in Cameron’s father’s Ferrari and hang out in the city. Meanwhile, the school principle Mr Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) is on a mission to track down Ferris and prove that Ferris isn’t sick and that he is a liar.
This movie has an excellent cast. Matthew Broderick is great as Ferris Bueller, especially the way he sings ‘Danke Shen’ and ‘Twist and Shout’. While this film has single handedly made Matthew Broderick Ferris Bueller forever, this is a film that can be seen all throughout the years without ageing too badly, even though the bad hairdo’s scream 1980’s.
Everything about this film is great. Even though Alan Ruck was too old to play alongside Matthew Broderick as his best mate, at least he proved to be a great opposite to the cool and charming Ferris.
Jennifer Grey as Jeanie, almost steals the whole movie as Ferris’ ever suspicious and temperamental sister, whose whole aim in the picture is to prove to her parent’s that Ferris has been deceiving everyone with his fake illness.
This is an excellent movie. John Hughes has come up with another brilliant movie since The Breakfast Club from the year before. I recommend this movie to the young and the young at heart. After all, how can any student even think of going to school after watching this film because it will make them think of all the fun and excitement they may be missing out on by being at school. To quote Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast, and if you don’t stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it”.
Rating: 5/5 Stars