Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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The guilty pleasures continue with this 1986 classic starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, and Mia Sara. the story follows a carefree and amazingly lucky high school student named Ferris Bueller (Broderick) as he attempts to give his girlfriend Sloane (Sara) and best friend Cameron (Ruck) the best day ever. To do so he has to get himself and his girlfriend out of school and get Cameron out of bed. From there on its one adventure after another as they head to Chicago in Cameron’s father’s pristine Ferrari. The trio is out for some fun but they have the principal and Ferris’s sister hot on their heels. In the end they’ll have the best day ever or get caught trying.

This is one of my favorite movies ever. The story line is fun and full of great moments. Jeffrey Jones does a great job playing the principal who always seems to be one step behind Ferris. Additionally Jennifer Grey is amazing as Ferris’s sister who can’t accept the fact that her brother gets away with so much.

The cast is wonderfully put together in a film written and directed by the late great John Hughes. Hughes is responsible for some of the best remembered films of my generation some of which include Home Alone, The Breakfast Club, The Great Outdoors and Mr. Mom. This film has some of those great signature moments that define some of Hughes films. Hughes also makes great use of music in creating one of the most memorable scenes of the film.

I would suggest this film to anyone and everyone. If you haven’t seen it I would hope you might take the time.

Remember this:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

I give this a 3.7 out of 5 stars. (Remember that this is a guilty pleasure and one of my favorite films.)

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 103 minutes


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