What the movie is about is this kid, Ferris Bueller, doesn't want to go to high school one day. He pretends to be sick, and convinces his best friend, Cameron, to stay home too. He then has Cameron steal his step-father's Ferrari. He then goes to his school dressed up in a coat and hat to pick up his girlfriend, Sloane. After he gets his crew together, they go around the town, and leave the Ferrari to two garage attendants, who take it on a joyride that puts hundreds of miles on the odometer. They go to the Sears Tower, an art museum, two fancy resturants, (where he almost gets caught by his father in the first one), a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field, and a couple of other places.
They then crash a parade, and lip-syncs Wayne Newton's "Danke Schoen", and then my favorite part, when he does it again with The Beatles version of "Twist and Shout", (as his father is dancing to him in his office, right above him!) This whole time, the principal of the school, Edward Rooney, is trying to sneak into Ferris's house to expose him for ditching school, and then it would be grounds to suspend him, and not allow him to graduate.
Ferris's sister, Jeannie gets home to try to expose that he is faking his sickness. When she tries to call their mother, she notices that Rooney is in the house and she knocks him out with a frying pan. She calls the police, but he escapes, as he tries to rescue his illegally parked car, from being towed. She get arrested for making a false claim, and goes to the station, where she makes out with a young Charlie Sheen.
When the gang gets the car back, and they see the odometer, it stuns Cameron into silence. They then try to jack the car up and run it in reverse to get the miles off of the car. They succeed in getting 0.2 miles off. Cameron then leans on the car, and it hits the ground running in reverse, flies out of the back of the house, down a cliff, and gets destroyed. He then is ok taking the blame for it, and standing up to his step-father. Ferris then drops of his girlfriend, runs back home to beat his mother and Jeannie as they are coming home from the station, and just makes it back to his bed to show his parents that he was in bed all day.
I love this movie, because I would NEVER do this. I had perfect attendance from the middle of seventh grade, all of eighth grade, and all four years of high school. Also I had perfect attendance in first, third, fourth, and fifth grades, and only missed like four combined weeks through kindergarten, second, sixth, and seventh grades. This movie has it all, humor, seriousness, music, sports, The Beatles, and excellent actors. This movie is still relevant to this day, and a few years ago, during a Super Bowl commercial, Matthew Broderick, who played Ferris Bueller, recreates some of the classic scenes from the film.
If you haven't seen this film yet, it is an absolute must!
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Quotes of the Day: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller
"How could I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this!" - Ferris Bueller