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1995 TOP NOTCH teen- adult comedy. Poor Mr. Rooney, the principal. He keeps trying to outsmart Ferris but he can't. Great scene with Charlie Sheehan. DRUGS?
Perhaps one of the funniest films ever made; this is a true classic. The thing that amazed me about Ferris was his ability to dodge any obstacle that could come his way. That's what makes this movie so memorable and hysterical. Years after I first saw this in the theatre, I still find myself uttering the classic lines from 1986... "Bueller? Bueller?" Definite must see!!
A really good, really funny movie about a high-schooler who fakes illness in order to skip school. The best part is anything with the principal. Not for kids but very worth a watch.
Horrible! This movie is over-rated. The whole movie is nothing more than a self-centered teenager manipulating his friends to go along with his every whim, all the while using as much foul language per minute as possible as if it’s supposed to make him somehow “cool” or “mature”. I didn’t like it when it was new and I was the age of the characters, and I still don’t like it.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has that 80’s movie vibe and is definitely one of Hughes’ funniest films. This film is aimed towards the team to an adult audience. Those watching can relate to Ferris if they love skipping school, Cameron if they are indecisive as heck, Sloane if you are a clingy girlfriend or even Jeanie who reeks of jealousy an attitude. Looking at all aspects of the movie surely enough it has received eight stars out of ten. At some point, we could admit we have always wanted to be in Ferris’ shoes. “No school” will forever be a teenager’s favorite saying. Life is too short so we must make the most out of it. @grumpykat of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Ferris Bueller's Day Off: the movie that gave an entire generation of kids excuses to skip school. Honestly, I hold this movie at the standard of one of the funniest ever created, where Matthew Broderick's performance was just so stunning and spectacular, it really made me believe he was Ferris. This movie is so amazing to me for its writing and plotline: I mean, the sheer amount of quotable lines from Ferris Bueller's Day Off is immense! I would argue that this movie is entirely classic and historical. It really is a pure gem from the '80s that encourages you to go with the flow: "live a little." Sometimes I like to speculate that Ferris is almost the older, more sophisticated version of Kevin from Home Alone, in the sense that both of their plans are wildly difficult and convoluted. Even the stunts he pulled reflected on Ferris' sense of an aloof brilliance. Ferris Bueller's Day Off was a gift for the era it was released in and still continues to be a behemoth in the movie world. I highly recommend that you give the film a try, or even watch it again-and-again. It's simply too good of a movie to pass up. 5/5. @ShowMeTheMonet! of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a hilarious teen movie following the crazy antics of a high-school boy named Ferris, and his schemes to get out of school and go on adventures instead. Although it’s definitely not a good idea to skip school, the message of the movie is to stop taking things so seriously and to “live a little.” It encourages us to stop being afraid and to go on fabulous adventures with our friends, to go with the wind and find out where life takes us. It’s important for everyone to be carefree and just live life every once in awhile.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
I watched it as a trip down memory lane and was satisfied. Speaks differently to a teenager and now a grown-up, does it relate to the current generation?
Such a fun and classic John Hughes film about a high school senior ditching school to enjoy life and not let it pass him by. It has a good moral of the story basis, maybe not ditching school but taking time to enjoy life before it is too late.
When writers try to sound like teenagers, they can sometimes sound out of the loop, but one of the strengths that fans of writer/director John Hughes still mention is how in tune he was with youth. He valued teenagers and saw their worth. He didn't condescend to them. Teenagers weren't a niche; they were human beings dealing with a tumultuous period of transition in their life. John Hughes spoke to this demographic in a profound way, subverting it to some extent when he wrote naive and dopey parents and teachers who are oblivious to the plight of the kids around them. Hughes wrote his movies like he was talking to a person, not like a ridiculous slang-spouting fool. His dialogue, especially in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" still sounds natural today, despite its release almost three decades ago. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is largely plotless. The title pretty much says it all. Ferris Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick) is a well liked student in his final year of high school who wakes up one day and decides that he is going to skip school with his girlfriend and best friend to have a grand day out in his hometown of Chicago. Another unique thing about John Hughes's films are the way they are cast. Usually, thirty-somethings are cast as teenagers and the audience pretends not to notice any gray hairs and wrinkles. That is not the case here. John Hughes wanted his audience to see themselves in his characters, which explains why he frequently cast girls like Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy who weren't supermodels and were actually close in age to the characters they were playing. In today's society, Matthew Broderick wouldn't be Ferris Bueller; thirty-year-olds like Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, or Chris Pratt would be center stage instead. This is why I appreciate the casting in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." They were young and clever, not beautiful and mature. Emotionally speaking, a teenager can play a teenager better than an adult. Nobody quite understands the motivations at that age unless they're going through them. This idea is beautiful in its simplicity and, in practice, makes every character stand out as believable. Although "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is a teenage fantasy at large, it is still a character-driven tale on a deeper level and so those crazy kids need to be fairly realistic in who they are. At times, they are brutally honest about their lot in life, despite doing the kinds of things that some people only dream of, like sitting in the owner's box at a sports game or using a parade float to get the party started. One of the greatest aspects of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is how fun it is. The audience is drawn in and feels like it's going on the same wild ride, too. It's funny and heartfelt and speaks to you. You can still feel the love imbued into it. To borrow the words of the legendary John Hughes, this film is so choice; if you have the means, I highly recommend you watch it.
Matthew Broderick's funniest movie, bar none!! Thanks to director John Hughes for taking a cast of unknowns and making a classic comedy!
What a treat! This is a popcorn classic and gets a bizzaro rating of 3.5 stars. Here a young man totals a nice car and speaks directly into the camera whenever he feels like it. Try this film with a chicago polish sausage and a draft beer during the summer. Enjoy!
There's nothing I can say about Ferris Bueller that hasn't been said before. It is a precious comedy classic that I hold near and dear to my heart. I highly recommend this one. Save Ferris.
a must see, one of John Hughes best work. if you like breakfast club & sixteen candles, you'll love this classic!
My overall opinion of this movie is that it is a highly entertaining film and definitely one of the greatest teen films ever made. All of the scenes are well put together showing us what one can accomplish in one day with the right mind. The humor in the film works on a scale of different ages which makes this one suitable for the entire family. The acting and shots are definitely strong aspects making the film a highly enjoyable one. I give this film five stars and highly recommend it to anyone, and everyone who wishes to see a great teen genre movie, or just a plain old comedy. Anyhow if you have been living in a cave, or missed this film some other way I highly recommend getting off your rear and checking this out, you won't be disappointed.
Must See - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) 102 min. One of my favorite comedies of all time. Matthew Broderick defined the high school student of the 80s with his manipulative powers of parents, friends and teachers alike. Many memorable scenes to list. Watch and enjoy.
It's always difficult to judge a movie fairly when you hear/read so many good things about it before you watch it. This was the case for me and this movie, which I thought was really funny albeit predictable. Man that Ferris can pull of some crazy stunts!
My favourite movie. Ferris is always doing such crazy things! My favourite scene would have to be the parade float scene! See this movie right now!