Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Year: 
1986
Rated: 
PG-13
Genre: 
John Hughes
Director: 
John Hughes
Writer(s): 
John Hughes
Actor(s): 
Matthew Broderick
Alan Ruck
Mia Sara
Jeffrey Jones
Jennifer Grey
Runtime: 
103
Rating: 
Four BOBs
Review: 

I know it's a risk, but I'm risking my kids aspiring to truancy by introducing them to Ferris Bueller. It's a risk I'm willing to take...

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As a parent, I know I'm supposed to sympathize with the parents and Rooney...but nope, still Ferris all the way. Even though Ferris is a spoiled little cunt, you still want him to have an awesome day. It also goes without saying that it's a lot harder to watch Rooney chasing after Ferris, knowing about his child sex charges. Funny, it doesn't make Beetlejuice any harder...just this one.

I was sure to point out to the kids how Ferris fucked himself out of a car - how his mom said that the money from the deal she lost was for a car for Ferris. They already know that they are gonna have to make some money if they want a car.

I did not, however, tell them about the major league crush I had on Matthew Broderick in middle school. My School Bus BFF was into Chuck Woolery and I had Matthew and that's what we would talk about. Every. Single. Day.

Even 30+ years later, the film holds up surprisingly well. Even with all the technological advancements, the stunts that Ferris pulls are still strangely plausible. My kids absolutely loved the film. They are devastated that there wasn't a sequel.

"Oh, he's very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude." - Grace (Edie McClurg)