Ferris Bueller's Day Off

School's Not Out Party!

Director: 
John Hughes
Year: 
1986
Rating: 
PG-13
Run Time: 
103 mins
Cast: 
Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." No, it was not Confucius that said that. It was that sage of sages, Ferris Bueller, as played (unforgettably, most would argue) by Matthew Broderick.

What a tale it is, involving a snotty sister (Jennifer Grey), a borderline-deranged principal (Jeffrey Jones), a scared-of-everything best friend named Cameron (Alan Ruck), a lovely and up-for-anything girlfriend named Sloane (Mia Sara), a stolen Ferrari, a parade, a memorable appearance by Charlie Sheen (only a few months before PLATOON would make him a star), a near-comatose teacher (Ben Stein) who keeps droning "Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?", a severly stuck-up waiter who wails "I weep for the future!" and so much more. While FERRIS BUELLER is much rowdier and goofier than "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink," underneath it all is the same general message: The best part of high school is getting out of it. Even if it's only for one crazy, unforgettable day.