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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

(PG-13) 103 mins

Plot Summary: A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the dean thinks of that.

Original Music By: Ira NewbornArthur BakerJohn Robie

Director & Writer: John Hughes

Stars: Matthew BroderickAlan Ruck and Mia Sara

Serious Jest:  (Must Own)  I’ve recently met too many people in their twenties that haven’t actually seen this film (although they’re familiar with it).  Twenty-six years later, however, it’s still hilarious…the fashion and technology are outdated, but the comedy is timeless, and the commentary on society is still keen.  Broderick reminds you that every day is an adventure waiting to happen…get off your couch and carpe diem!  Ben Stein became famous from this film by demonstrating the pitfalls of the lecture system in high schools.  With the help of burn-out street therapist Charlie SheenJennifer Grey shows you how sibling jealousy will only hold you back in your enjoyment of your own life.  And Ruck exhibits how rich, repressed kids can turn into ticking time bombs.

This movie is a pop culture icon.  The recent Honda CR-V Super Bowl commercial is a testament to that.  If you haven’t seen this flick yet, your penance is throwing an 80s party within the next couple of weeks, featuring an old-school boombox, Pop Rocks & Mountain Dew, and a screening of this film…and invite me; I’m there.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

One response to “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

  1. Jon

    This is one of those flicks I have to stop and watch whenever it’s on TV. It’s hilarious and it makes me want to visit Chicago.

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