I dare anyone to watch this movie and NOT be amused at some point.
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is John Hughes' quintessential classic 80s teen flick. Shot on location in Chicago and several surrounding 'burbs, the film follows the day-long adventure of Ferris (Matthew Broderick), his best bud Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) and girlfriend Sloan (Mia Sara). Out to get him? His jealous sister Jeanie (pre-nose job, pre-"Dirty Dancing" Jennifer Grey) and school principal Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones).
If you've ever known that kid that can do no wrong, is immensely popular, gets away with everything, and you just-don't-care-because-he's so freaking-cool, then you can relate to Ferris Bueller. While the movie clearly takes more than a few wildly unrealistic turns, it's so damn funny you can overlook the "Oh that CAN"T happen" moments. This is a fictional comedy. Well, except for the wrecked Ferrari. Ain't nothing ever funny about that.
Buried between the laughs is John Hughes' perennial message - growing up is a pain in the ass, it's certainly not easy, and for that alone, there's just cause to have the occasional freak-out and make your own fun when maybe you shouldn't be. Because wouldn't you rather be at a Cubs game than gym class, too?
I can't think of a single actor that doesn't deliver a top-notch performance - down to Charlie Sheen's cameo at the cop shop. It's one of those flicks that everyone knows at least one or two quotes from, and even if you've seen it 20 times, you'll still stop the remote on in when channel-flipping. It delivers the laughs and even if you never get to experience a hooky day like this one, you'll appreciate every moment of Ferris'.