Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1986 "One man's struggle to take it easy."
7.8| 1h43m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 11 June 1986 Released
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Official Website: http://www.paramount.com/movies/ferris-buellers-day
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After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school principal and fed-up sister.

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dhanusht Directed by John Hughes. One of my favourite childhood directors. It got released in 1986. Its been 32 years. So you haven't seen before then have to time travel pretty much back to be in a mindset to watch this. And from that point of view, this movie has some incredible new things. I am surprised by the usage of voice over narration technique in those time. I came to know about this movie through deadpool credit scenes. I have to accept that I had different expection than what movie offered. It was a little let down. I liked the message of the movie that "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Its funny that how time passed quickly and its been 32 years since movie got releasedd. But I feel that this movie failed to deliver this idea clearly. I felt sometimes, the movie is heading no where and kind of not meaningful. Hey still its from 80's what more you can expect. Coming to the postive things, it explained how the schools were making students dumb and not being very much useful. I liked how bueller know his existence in the movie and his interaction with the audience. Thats simply brilliant. And he kind of guy where everyone knows him and care him. Ofcourse everyone would have crossed this kind people in our school days. So for me it is kind of interesting to know the teenage culture of US in 80's. Coming to cast, everyone did a great job. Maththew, Alan, Mia, Jennifer and Jefferey quite made a impression. The screenplay was sloppy sometimes. The movie has mixed pace. But make you sit through the whole.My rating: (Each worth a point)1 - Story (main theme) 2 - Cast(Acting) 3 - Screenplay 4 - Emotion 5 - Cinematography 6 - Impression 7 - Characterization 8 - Dialogues 9 - Sound 10 - EditingStory, Screenplay(Voice over narration nailed it), Cast(Acting), Cinematography, Dialogues -> Checked5/10 Verdict: One time watchable.
chimera3 When I was a kid, I grew up with the late legend John Hughes. I watched the first two "Home Alone" movies to the point of where I had the lines memorized, and that was before I was 12. Then came "The Breakfast Club," probably one of the best movies to watch regarding high school. (My middle brother saw it first and then talked me into it, but I do not regret it to this day.) After "The Breakfast Club" came "Pretty in Pink" and "Sixteen Candles," both of which I would only watch once. When I came to be a senior in high school, I was introduced to the awesome world of Ferris Bueller. If there is one movie that you should watch before you die, it would definitely have to be this one. It is also another movie that my middle brother and I know line for line and could watch it all day without getting tired of it. That's just the power that John Hughes has to this day, even after his death. A word to the wise, though: although this movie is fantastic with a capital F, do not show it around certain junior high and high school students, for they may actually get the wrong idea. Life does not work like fiction and you will get caught, no doubt about that. Having said that, enjoy this movie over and over.
dpatsawyer What a self-indulgent piece of crap. Yes, it has its humorous parts. Most not to do with Broderick.Here is a guy who killed two people in a road accident in Ireland (Northern Ireland), got off lightly, offers no recompense to the two victims' families, because he is Hollywood, that means spoiled and he offers no remorse, but just "does not remember what happened", sort of like the BS that Ferris thinks he can get away with. Spoiled little Hollywood brat who destroyed a family and offered no remorse on his part. Do you really like this guy?
Stephen Bird Ferris Bueller is truly a 1980's classic, defining a generation of young and bored teenagers, emphasising the escapism that repressed many a teenager alike.We all dream of being Ferris Bueller, what a cool, righteous kid that guy is; what I most liked about the lad is how relate-able he comes across, he isn't a young thug, or a hoodlum that you simply despise, he's a simple crafty kid that just wants a day off (don't we all?), and he'll do everything in his power to get that day off.The pacing of the film is top notch, it never misses a single beat and keeps you hooked throughout, my only qualm, if you could call it that, is that it just didn't last long enough, I wanted more thrills, more adventure, I pictured myself in Ferris shoes and didn't for one moment want to take them off. The 1 hour 43 minute run-time felt like robbery, couldn't it have lasted at least a half hour longer?Alan Ruck played the dumb friend, Cameron, very well..., Mia Sara was excellent as Ferris girlfriend, Sloane..., and as for the master Matthew Broderick, in my humble opinion, he was outstanding as one of cinema's most iconic characters (yeah you heard me right). The best of the best in turns of scenes had to be at the school, as Ferris craftily tried to pull the wool over the eyes of his principal, Mr. Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), also as he tries to pull his girl Sloane out of class, pure genius, subtle comedy at its funniest.Jennifer Grey, who would go onto play the lead role in hit musical, Dirty Dancing, had a smaller role here as Ferris sister, Jeanie..., although only a minor role, the serious performance of Jeanie who despised her brother and carried a hint of jealousy and dismay towards him, only added to the humour. He wanted a day off and boy did he get one, now I suggest you take a day off too to watch this well sculpted 80's masterpiece..., do it now before Mr. Rooney catches you!