Plot Summary: A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the dean thinks of that.
Original Music By: Ira Newborn, Arthur Baker, John Robie
Director & Writer: John Hughes
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck and Mia Sara
Serious Jest: (Must Own) I’ve recently met too many people in their twenties that haven’t actually seen this film (although they’re familiar with it). Twenty-six years later, however, it’s still hilarious…the fashion and technology are outdated, but the comedy is timeless, and the commentary on society is still keen. Broderick reminds you that every day is an adventure waiting to happen…get off your couch and carpe diem! Ben Stein became famous from this film by demonstrating the pitfalls of the lecture system in high schools. With the help of burn-out street therapist Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey shows you how sibling jealousy will only hold you back in your enjoyment of your own life. And Ruck exhibits how rich, repressed kids can turn into ticking time bombs.
This movie is a pop culture icon. The recent Honda CR-V Super Bowl commercial is a testament to that. If you haven’t seen this flick yet, your penance is throwing an 80s party within the next couple of weeks, featuring an old-school boombox, Pop Rocks & Mountain Dew, and a screening of this film…and invite me; I’m there.