By EW Staff
Updated January 17, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST
Ferris Bueller's Day Off: Kobal Collection

”Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is one of the best movies to watch when you’re sick at home

GENRE ’80s Teen Comedy

INGREDIENTS Matthew Broderick sicks out of school, plays hooky, and takes over Chicago while Javert-like prinicpal Jeffrey Jones hunts him down.

YOU CAN SLEEP THROUGH Anything with Ferris’ pill of a sister (Jennifer Grey)

STAY AWAKE FOR The part where Ferris commandeers a parade and gets the Windy City shimmying to ”Twist and Shout”

HEALING POWERS Okay, Ferris isn’t really sick, but you’d have to be glummer than his pal Cameron (Alan Ruck) not to find Broderick’s teenage anarchy sweet and spirit-lifting.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE Try other John Hughes favorites, like Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, or Home Alone. Also: Fast Times at Ridgemont High or Risky Business.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • Movie
  • PG-13
  • 102 minutes
  • John Hughes