F is for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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Ferris Bueller takes the day off school and decides that his friend Cameron, should join him. He fakes sickness and when Ferris goes round to Cameron’s house, he convinces him to steal his father’s Ferrari. Together, they hoodwink the school principal into believing that there has been a death in the family of Ferris’s girlfriend, Sloane so that she can join in the escapade. What follows is a day of fun and hijinks involving Ferris managing to persuade a Maitre d’ that he is the Sausage King of Chicago and dancing and singing on a float during a big parade to name but two.

During all of this, his school principal, Mr Rooney, tries to prove that Bueller is faking it and his sister Jeannie, who is tired of Ferris always getting his own way, does what she can to get him caught. She is particularly furious that the entire school believes Ferris to be dying and has a whip round to collect money for a new kidney for him.

Ferris Bueller is a smart-arsed teen who uses his intelligence and charm to run rings round the adults in his life. But you know what? I love him. In Ferris’ world, the adults are shown to be mean and stupid (with the exception of his mother) and deserving of having the mickey taken. He exploits the technology of the day to aid him in his truancy – a reel to reel tape machine and a contraption of ropes and pulleys. He is a generous lad and wants to give his friends some fun before settling down to college and adult responsibilities. Throughout the film Ferris makes asides to the camera, making us feel involved in his plans.

The film is not all fun and laughs. Cameron’s father is distant and cold, caring more for his cars than for his son and his reaction to finally realising this is violent (don’t worry, only the car gets hurt).

There is a cameo by Charlie Sheen playing – what else – a bad boy.

If you are in need of some cheering up and feel like having a duvet day, watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and let him show you how it should be done. For me, kids don’t come cooler or more likable than Ferris Bueller
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32 Comments

  1. Emma Pass
    Apr 6, 2012

    Best. Film. Ever.

    That is all. 😀

  2. Emma Pass
    Apr 6, 2012

    Best. Film. Ever.

    That is all. 😀

  3. Rossi
    Apr 6, 2012

    I was obsessed with this film and a kid and still love it just as much today. Thanks for posting about such a cool topic!

  4. Rossi
    Apr 6, 2012

    I was obsessed with this film and a kid and still love it just as much today. Thanks for posting about such a cool topic!

  5. Michael Abayomi
    Apr 6, 2012

    Never heard of this one up until now. Sounds real interesting though, in a Dude-Where’s-My-Car sorta way, so I’ll definitely be checking it out.

    P.S: F is also for Finding Nemo

    http://michaelabayomi.blogspot.com/2012/04/finding-nemo-movie-review.html

  6. Michael Abayomi
    Apr 6, 2012

    Never heard of this one up until now. Sounds real interesting though, in a Dude-Where’s-My-Car sorta way, so I’ll definitely be checking it out.

    P.S: F is also for Finding Nemo

    http://michaelabayomi.blogspot.com/2012/04/finding-nemo-movie-review.html

  7. Glynis Smy
    Apr 6, 2012

    I don’t watch many films, but DH loves them. He had this playing and I actually stopped writing to watch it through. I really enjoyed it, and that surprised me! 🙂

    • nettiewriter
      Apr 6, 2012

      So glad you enjoyed it too, Glynis. Thanks for stopping by x

  8. Glynis Smy
    Apr 6, 2012

    I don’t watch many films, but DH loves them. He had this playing and I actually stopped writing to watch it through. I really enjoyed it, and that surprised me! 🙂

    • nettiewriter
      Apr 6, 2012

      So glad you enjoyed it too, Glynis. Thanks for stopping by x

  9. Laura Marcella
    Apr 6, 2012

    Hi, Nettie! Though I know of this movie, of course, I’ve never seen it! I must be the only one, LoL. I’ll have to add it to my Netflix queue.

    Nice to meet you and happy A to Z!!

  10. Laura Marcella
    Apr 6, 2012

    Hi, Nettie! Though I know of this movie, of course, I’ve never seen it! I must be the only one, LoL. I’ll have to add it to my Netflix queue.

    Nice to meet you and happy A to Z!!

  11. iwasawriter
    Apr 6, 2012

    Awesome, iconic movie! You can’t see it enough!

  12. iwasawriter
    Apr 6, 2012

    Awesome, iconic movie! You can’t see it enough!

  13. A great film! I remember my mum and dad coming back from the cinema and saying how great it was at the time. Haven’t seen Matthew B in much since though which is a shame as he played the part so well.

    • nettiewriter
      Apr 6, 2012

      He’s been in a few good ones, but not many, that’s for sure! You are right: he WAS Ferris Bueller. Thanks for stopping by x

  14. A great film! I remember my mum and dad coming back from the cinema and saying how great it was at the time. Haven’t seen Matthew B in much since though which is a shame as he played the part so well.

    • nettiewriter
      Apr 6, 2012

      He’s been in a few good ones, but not many, that’s for sure! You are right: he WAS Ferris Bueller. Thanks for stopping by x

  15. I love this movie. Crazy and insane but so much fun. And it really is relaxing.

    Jessica
    A to Z Blogger & SF/Fantasy Writer @ Visions of Other Worlds

    • nettiewriter
      Apr 6, 2012

      I’m so pleased that so many folk love this one. And thanks for stopping by x

  16. I love this movie. Crazy and insane but so much fun. And it really is relaxing.

    Jessica
    A to Z Blogger & SF/Fantasy Writer @ Visions of Other Worlds

    • nettiewriter
      Apr 6, 2012

      I’m so pleased that so many folk love this one. And thanks for stopping by x

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