Genre Grandeur – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – Movie Reviews 101

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – 80’s Teen Movies here’s a review of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) by Darren of Movie Reviews 101.

Thanks again to Todd of The Forgotten Filmz Podcast for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by Keith of Keith & the Movies and we will be reviewing our favorite French New Wave Films

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is directed by John Hughes who was the king of teen comedy directing in the 1980s, with Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science and Planes, Trains and Automobiles to his name. the film stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey and has a cameo from a bad boy Charlie Sheen.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off starts when Ferris (Broderick) decides he wants to have a day off school, his 9th of the school year, he has everything planned with his parents believing he is ill, while his principal Ed Rooney (Jones) isn’t convinced with his illness. Ferris has the day planned turning to his depressed best friend Cameron (Ruck) who has the car he needs to get around, and looks to break his girlfriend Sloane (Sara) out of school to join the day off. The day includes heading into the big city to see the sights, while Jeanie (Grey) Ferris sister sees the school filled with sympathy about what is happening with his illness spreading around like wildfire.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a film which was loved because it gave kids hope they could just have a day off school, because they once thought it was too hard, while now it is looked at in different eyes, with Ferris being seen as the villain because of his actions towards Cameron, while Rooney is seen as a teacher that cares too much for his own good, being the victim of Ferris’s actions. The story is however fun to watch, one with plenty of laughs along the way, where the mis happenings of the day just keep growing.

Matthew Broderick gives us a performance that will forever be remembered, as the confident high schooler that believes he has everything under control, while Alan Ruck and Mia Sara complete the trio on their adventure. Jeffrey Jones is great fun as the determined teacher, while Jennifer Grey shows us how the ignored sister feels.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will forever be seen as one of the greatest teen comedies of all time and with the iconic look of Ferris, we will forever have a character that will stand the test of time.

My Rating 5/5



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