Feature Film | Comedy | USA | English | 1h43m
Dir: John Hughes | Scr: John Hughes | Ph: Tak Fujimoto | Prod: John Hughes & Tom Jacobson | Mus: Ira Newborn | Ed: Paul Hirsch | PD: John W. Corso | Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward, Edie McClurg
A spoilt, selfish, and bullyingly manipulative high school senior decides to fake a sick day, and co-opts his attractive young girlfriend and genuinely ill best friend (plus said friend’s father’s prize sports car) into spending the day with him in Chicago, in Hughes’s effortlessly re-watchable teen comedy. However, his suspicious principal and rightly aggrieved-feeling sister are soon onto him. But will they be able to catch him in the act? Perfectly pitched performances, surprisingly skilled direction, some memorable dialogue, a well-judged soundtrack, and a certain amount of allegorical potential all combine to thoroughly entertaining effect.