Ferris Bueller's Day Off

One man's struggle to take it easy
One man's struggle to take it easy
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (15)
D: John Hughes
Paramount (John Hughes & Tom Jacobson)         
USA 🇺🇸 1986
103 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: John Hughes
DP: Tak Fujimoto
Ed: Paul Hirsch
Mus: Ira Newborn
 
Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller), Alan Ruck (Cameron Frye), Mia Sara (Sloane Peterson), Jeffrey Jones (Edward R. Rooney), Jennifer Grey (Jeannie Bueller)
 
Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?
If you really scratch beneath the surface, Ferris Bueller isn't a very nice person. He's a high school student who'll seem to screw anyone over to get what he wants, including his best friend. However, Matthew Broderick makes the character surprisingly loveable. Skipping school with his best pal & his girlfriend, the trio venture into Chicago for a day of high end truancy, including a fancy restaurant, a museum of art, watching a baseball game and of course, gatecrashing a street parade party.
Because the film is so fun, it's easy to accept that Ferris isn't a particularly nice person.
One of John Hughes' more iconic teen comedies of the 1980's and it's aged quite well, even though it's clearly an exercise in being irresponsible.
7/10

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller's Day Off