Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a class-act kinda guy. Everyone in school loves him and the school principal can’t wait to expel him. Ferris has missed 8 days of school so far this semester and when he fakes an illness of this very day, people start to notice, but Ferris doesn’t care. Ferris just wants to go out on the town for the entire day and have a fun time with his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) and his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara). They go to ball games, sneak into prestigious restaurant, steal Cameron’s father’s Ferrari, and crash a downtown parade by being the star of the show! Ferris, Sloane and Cameron maybe having a glorious day, but the one person onto him, Ferris’s sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), has plans to expose him for the fraud he is.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a modern classic that everyone should see. Matthew Broderick may have had a decent Hollywood career, but it was Ferris Buller that put him on the map and has kept him there for 25 years. As far as the movie goes, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is charming, hilarious and just a good, fun time. The way he manipulates people without their knowledge is pure genius and some of the stunts surrounding Principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) reminds me of something out of Saturday Night Live. Broderick may be the star of the show, but his supporting cast of Jennifer Grey, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck and even a cameo from Charlie Sheen adds to the brilliance of the film. The famous lines “Bueller… Bueller…,” that are spoken by Ben Stein, seem to be part of our everyday language whenever we are talking to someone who isn’t paying attention. Even when the movie is over, the movie still tries to make us laugh just one more time. If you haven’t seen Ferris Bueller, what are you waiting for?!?!?!
9/10 Stars – It may drag a little towards the end when it is more a drama, but how can anyone dislike this movie?
Hilarious! Seriously this movie is every rebel teenager’s dream come true with the added benefit of humor. Even if you haven’t seen the movie you are familiar with the monotone famous line “Bueller…Bueller…” that is repeated in pop culture still to do this day. That should tell you something about the popularity of this movie. Poor Ben Stein though, he is stuck as that guy now and forever! There are ridiculous and hard to believe elements of the film but that is part of the fun. I love that Bueller breaks the 4th wall and includes you in the audience in his adventure, that is what makes the film for me.
9/10 Stars – Go ahead live your teenage dream of skipping school and having big time fun!
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