Ferris Bueller hates school. Always has, always will. So when a European Economics test comes up, what does he do? Pretend to be sick before his sympathetic (and easily fooled) parents leave the house, after which he goes on the ride of his life with friend Cameron and girlfriend Sloane, all while outwitting his evil high school dean and his sister's plans to expose the truth.
While the plot sounds-and is-all too predictable and clichéd (the latter of which is especially evident during Ferris' performance of "Twist and Shout" on a grand float), considering all the ridiculous tastelessness and crude sex/toliet jokes that most other "comedy" films today can't resist indulging in, Ferris Bueller is a comedic gem. And yes, while other 80’s comedies like Airplane! and Tootsie admittedly are much more brilliant-not to mention groundbreaking-than Ferris, it definitely is a winner that it will leave you laughing out loud or, at the very least, smiling ear to ear. And that is what ultimately makes it a quintessential teen classic.