1986: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, brings to life the dream of every student. Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), is a high school student, determined to skip school without being caught, though he encounters many obstacles in the process, mainly the high school principal, Ed Rooney (Jeffrey Jones). Best friends, Cameron (Alan Ruck) and Sloane (Mia Sara) go along with Bueller, going on a journey full of fun and chaos.

Right from the start, you can tell Bueller is a brilliantly clever character. He devises plan after plan of how the day will go, whilst simultaneously making sure he is not caught truanting. Bueller manages to plan a clever phone call to school, convincing them that his parent is on the phone, stating that he is ill. With a Ferrari, they head out for an exiciting day, but they soon come to realise that they are being tracked by principal Rooney, who will stop at nothing to prove their truancy.

After a day of fun and crazy escapades, and a trashed Ferrari, Bueller attempts to beat his parents back home in a race against time, only to find Rooney at his front door. However, a lucky turn of events, thanks to Bueller’s sister, Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), who has evidence of Rooney breaking into Bueller’s, causes Bueller to get away with the whole thing, before Bueller quickly gets back into bed, just in the nick of time, as his parents come in to check on him.

This is one thoroughly entertaining movie. The idea of the movie is one that everyone will find interesting, as we’ve all scived once in our lives, or least thought about it; but Bueller does it in style, bringing back the fun and enjoyment of being a young kid, and breaking the rules at the same time. The movie is filled with fun and comedy, with a main character who is clever and funny enough to make viewers root for him and appreciate the character.  Overall, this is one movie which everyone should see if you already haven’t. You won’t regret it.

By Manpreet Singh


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