High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he's developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father's prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him out. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney's chagrin.Written by
Despite the movie being set during the spring, this movie was really shot during the fall of 1985. There are several scenes in the film where you can see the trees changing colors. See more »
The movie takes place in spring, yet at Cameron's dad's garage, some of the leaves on the trees are changing color, as they would in autumn. This is because it was filmed during the fall, and the leaves were hand painted green for the shot. See more »
[Whistling for the dog with a vase in his hands]
Come here doggy! Look what Uncle Ed's got for you, you little fucker!
See more »
Ferris comes out of bathroom: "You're still here? It's over. Go home." See more »
A line in the theatrical version is "The man could squash my nuts into oblivion." The TV version replaces "nuts" with a *very* badly-overdubbed "brains." See more »
Matthew Broderick looked so brilliant in those days. While this film single handedly made him Ferris Bueller forever, at least this is a film that can be seen all throughout the years without dating too badly. Sure, the music and props will signify a time of discontent and bad hairdos, but the idealistic look of a man simply wanting to ditch school has never been made more daringly and charmingly.
Everything about this film was gold, from the postmodern "conversations" with the audience to the little back stories which seem to shape the overall canvas of the film. While Alan Ruck was way too old to play in this movie, at least he proved to be a great opposite to the cool and nonchalant Ferris. Gross-out comedies may now be the norm, at least we can look back to this film and enjoy a good, genuine laugh.
141 of 184 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this