Genre Grandeur – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – MovieRob – Encore Review 2

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Movies that take place over a 24 Hour Time Frame (Not including time loop movies). here’s a review of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) by me.

Thanks again to Jess Manzo of French Toast Sunday for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by  Michaela of Love Letters to Hollywood and we will be reviewing our favorite 60’s Comedies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Sep by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Michaela!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:


“[describing Cameron’s house] The place is like a museum. It’s very beautiful and very cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything. ” – Ferris

Number of Times Seen – Too many to count (Theater in ’86, cable, video, DVD, 23 Jul 2013 and 28 Jan 2020 and 30 Aug 2021)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – A senior in high school pretend to be sick in order to maximize a beautiful spring day.

My Take on it – Amazing story that works so well due to the performance of Matthew Broderick.

The film utilized breaking the 4th wall really well so that the viewer feels as if they are an accomplice to everything transpiring.

The adventures that this teenager has are great and endears him to everyone both on and off screen.

The story flows really well and the pacing helps keep things so enjoyable the whole way through.

John Hughes is mostly know for his understanding of teens and presenting them so well on screen and this film is another perfect example of that.

The character has become very iconic over the years and even after 35 years, the story still resonates so well throughout.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The idea of a sequel had gone around for years, with Ferris in college, or on the job somewhere, but the idea was dropped. Matthew Broderick felt that the film didn’t need a sequel, that this film was about a specific time and place that we’d all like to revisit, and didn’t need updating. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)


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