Cert 15 90mins Stars 3
This hectic tween comedy is a shameless riff on 1986 classic caper Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but without the invention, charm or musical numbers.
Armed with a suitably juvenile sense of humour, Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams play the 12 year old boys who bunk off school to shout and swear their way across town in order to replace a damaged drone, while chased by a pair of older teen girls whose drugs they’ve inadvertently stolen.
Plus they have to get back in time for a party at the cool kids house, where they anticipate the momentous life events of trying a sip of booze,and having their first kiss. With an actual girl.
With the majority of the jokes involve the boys being exposed to sex toys and misunderstanding their purpose, this will undoubtedly appeal to teenagers, but you’d best drop them off rather than watch it with them to spare anyone a dose of cross-generational embarrassment.