Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Reviewed By Ryan Arthur
Posted 09/12/98 00:37:56

"Would you like a Gummi Bear?"
5 stars (Awesome)

There are soooo many reasons to see this movie.

And my God, if you haven't seen this film at least once in your life, then you've got to seek help. Seriously. It's, like, required viewing if you're over 18.

Our boy Ferris (Matthew Broderick, in what is in my opinion his best role ever) is a slacker. He's taking the day off. He's picking up his girl (Mia Sara), his best friend (Alan Ruck), and his best friend's father's car ("a 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made.") and hit the town. They take in a Cubs game, hang out at the Sears Tower, and Ferris sings during a parade in the streets of downtown Chicago. Ferris also passes himself off as Abe Froman, the "Sausage King Of Chicago."

Written and directed by John Hughes (the master of the 1980's teen comedy, before he whored himself out as a slapstick hatchetman) this is probably one of the quintessential movies of the "me" decade and easily one of the most oft-quoted films in the last 20 years.

Smart, funny, and quite engaging, due in large part to its stars. This is one of the few films that I can actually sit down and watch no matter where I come in on it at and still enjoy it. It's just that good.

Ferris Bueller, you're my hero.

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