Let’s Watch: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Almost 30 years ago John Hughes wrote and directed what is now a classic movie from the 80’s. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off shows the many adventures that Ferris, his girlfriend Sloane, and best friend Cameron have throughout Chicago on their day off from school.
At the beginning of the movie Ferris pretends to be sick and his parents make him stay home not realizing that it’s his ninth day missed this semester.
Many crazy antics and stories later, he’s able to convince Cameron to spend the day with him in Chicago even though he’s sick and let him use his dads prized Ferrari. He’s also able get his girlfriend out of school and make everyone believe that he is close to death.
During the movie, Bueller and his friends have many close calls with parents and the school principle but are able to quickly escape without getting caught.
The principle, Mr. Rooney, and his sister, Jeanie, spend the day trying to find and bust him for being out of school. Mr. Rooney is afraid that the whole school will turn into a bunch of Ferris Buellers. He says, “What is so dangerous about a character like Ferris Bueller is he gives good kids bad ideas. Last thing I need at this point in my career is fifteen hundred Ferris Bueller disciples running around these halls. He jeopardizes my ability to effectively govern this student body.”
Jeanie on the other hand though, just thinks that it’s just not fair for him to be able to skip school while everyone else has to go.
I thought this was a really good coming of age movie and Ferris has some pretty great insight to life. At the beginning and the end he says, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Over all I would give this movie 4 out of 5 stars.

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