Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Bueller... Bueller... Edition
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“Bueller…Bueller…?” Sorry, not here! Instead, high-schooler Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago known as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. You’ll also enjoy righteous bonus materials that give you an insider’s peek at this hilarious comedy hit from John Hughes (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Sixteen Candles). So, barf up a lung, forge a “sick note” from the parents, and tag along on the funniest adventure to ever sweep through the Windy City. What are you still doing here? Save Ferris!
Blu-ray disc comes in O-sleeve slip-cover packaging.
Like a soda pop left open all night, Bueller seems to have lost its effervescence over time. Sure, Matthew Broderick is still appealing as the perennial truant, Ferris, who fakes his parents out and takes one memorable day off from school. Jeffrey Jones is nasty and scheming as the principal who's out to catch him. Jennifer Grey is winning as Ferris's sister (who ends up making out in the police station with a prophetic vision of Charlie Sheen). But there's a definite sense that this film was of a particular time frame: the '80s. It's still fun, though. There's Ferris singing "Twist and Shout" during a Chicago parade, and a lovely sequence in the Art Institute. But don't get it and expect your kids to love it the way you did. Like it or not, it's yours alone. --Keith Simanton
Stills from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Click for larger image)
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- The Cast of Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- The Making of Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Who is Ferris Bueller?
- The World According to Ben Stein
- Vintage Ferris Bueller: The Lost Tapes
- Class Album
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The reunion clips were excellent. The sound track was excellent... as anyone familiar with
the film knows.
I might add that the price was also a factor in my decision for an upgrade to the HD-version.
What a CLASSIC! Worth a watch.... every spring... when the fever gets ya!
This is a character driven movie, and all of the characters are performed extremely well. There's a ton of classic character moments that ended up being iconic even removed from the film. Even the bit part players, like Ben Stein and Charlie Sheen, do an utterly excellent job at their roles. Although in more than a few ways you could say that those two ended up basically playing themselves to some degree.
The main plot of the movie is about Ferris Bueller playing cookie from school to have an adventure with his girlfriend, and his legitimately sick best friend. Their principal, performed wonderfully, attempts to catch Ferris in the act after catching him hacking his school record in real time. All sorts of shenanigans follow, and it's just a fun ride front to back.
It's obviously a period piece, in that there's no mistaking it for an 80's film. But it still has a timeless quality to the storytelling. The idea of rebellious youth is something that is always going to have a place. And this film is just a real crowd pleasing kind of movie. If you've not seen it before, check it out if it sounds even vaguely interesting to you.
Make no mistake though, this film is not actually about Ferris but about his best friend Cameron, a repressed teen so sunk in hypochondriacal ennui you wonder why he doesn't just wink out of existence. But Ferris, though his main reason for stirring Cameron out of his slough of despond is in order to secure transportation for the day, is not wholly devoid of altruistic feeling. He puts a fair amount of effort into trying to get Cameron to respond to life, first by running a scam on Mr. Rooney and then…well, that's where the adventure begins.