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Much ado about playing hooky is the theme of this trite teen comedy from John Hughes whose specialty is the plight of adolescents. The conventional formula elements are clearly present; clever kids and bumbling adults. Yet this set up, which worked for Hughes in his other projects, runs out of steam here. Matthew Broderick is adequately charming in the title role. Jeffrey Jones is funny as the harassed dean of students. (Mild profanity)