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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)


Matthew Broderick
Mia Sara
Alan Ruck

Directed by John Hughes

Is it possible not to have heard of Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
Is it possible to see it and hate it? The answer to both questions is NO.

This is the movie that defined the phrase, “rebel without a cause.” Ferries was just a young lad who wanted to skip school and have the best day of his life, along with his best friend and the love of his life. Ferris popularity in his town is based on his ability to charm anyone and get away with things by using his wits. It is those wits and gimmicks that we get to see and enjoy in this movie. It is not the adventure that made this movie for me. What Ferris viewed as fun can be to others dull, but Ferris himself is the reason this movie is so popular and has been included in many film rating lists.

The plot starts with the intro to our hero, Ferris Bueller. Ferris is pulling a stunt so as to miss school his sister Jean is aware of the plot and is angry about it. His stunt worked and he was able to fool his parents that he was sick and cannot go to school that day.
He takes this stunt one step further calling his friends at school and telling them that he is so sick he could die. Being a popular person around town everywhere people are worried and are willing to do anything to help him.

Ferris on the other hand was busy planning the best outing he could get as he wants to make this skipping school the best ever. He calls his best friend Cameron to come pick him up and he convinces Cameron to take his father’s pride and joy car.
He also picks up his girlfriend from school using another stunt to get her out, and the whole movie is about Ferris ride into town, his gimmicks, near misses and his principal hell bent on catching him in a lie.

When you see Ferris Bueller's Day Off, you see where many movies have picked up one thing or two.
It was written, co-produced and directed by the late John Hughes, someone we know is behind all the favorite comedies of the 80s and early 90s.
The movie earned Broderick a Golden Globe nomination in 1986 for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Broderick has been unable to step out of the shadow of a character he played in 1986. Saying that people still walk up to him on the street and call him Ferris or asking if he is having a day off.

This movie and the voice casting as adult Simba in The Lion King animated trilogy is Broderick's most memorable roles.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off has one very wonderful advise for finding the joy in living: 'Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!'"


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