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Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2019
Funny movie, but language is crude and inappropriate for anyone who prefers to use intelligent words to describe. Anyone sensitive to four letter words, such as ourselves, will not appreciate the vulgarity of speech.
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2019
Saw this at the theater 3 times when it came out. Still love it. Recently watched with the family through Amazon connected to vid angel where you can choose filter preferences such as language. Fun to watch my teens laugh like I did when I first saw it.
A very entertaining movie that doesn't allow one to get bored. If you live in the Chicago area, this movie is a must to see. I particularly enjoyed the visit to the Art Institute, which is my favorite museum of all I have visited. Lovingly portrayed by the director, John Hughes, who obviously was as much enamored of the museum as I am. There are echoes of earlier Hughes films (The Blues Brothers) in the musical numbers The Polish Pride Parade sequence is hilarious. The one sobering incident in the film is the wanton destruction of a Ferrari 250 GT which any car buff will tell you is the HolyGrail of sports cars. I was reasonably sure that Hughes would never destroy such an iconic automobile but I had to resort to surfing the Net to be sure. Yes, it was a mock-up. Highly recommended film for when you need some light-hearted fun in your life. By the way, Jeffrey Jones does a marvelous job as the high-school principal who seeks to exact vengeance on Ferris for all times he has been made a fool of by the crafty student.
When it comes to getting his way, Ferris Bueller is not far short of a force of nature. Smug, self-centered and thoroughly full of himself, he has his parents, his best friend and most of the student body of his high school wrapped around his little finger. One of the few things that frustrates him is that he doesn't have a car—for reasons unexplained his parents gave one to his younger sister, one of two people who don't buy his act for a second. The other is Mr. Rooney, the high school principal determined to catch Ferris out on his latest caper and yet seems not at all equipped to manage it.
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.
AWESOME 80's film and matthew broderick in his best role ever. alan ruck and mia sara are great as the best friend and girlfriend, and jennifer grey is awesome as the pissed off sister lol. anyone and everyone would enjoy this movie and if you haven't seen it yet, omgosh why haven't you?! all high schoolers know too well how badly they wanna ditch school and just go have fun, so it's an easily relatable movie and it's a timeless classic :)
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2015
Young Mathew Broderick is simply delightful...everyone in the movie is perfectly cast. Guess I relate because I stole my dad's prized possession one night - a car & ended up running into the side of the garage w/it. What I did was considered so very bad/so over-the-top evil that I was never punished. In fact, it was never spoken of again. Another Sr in high school & not allowed to drive it either. Let's hope Cameron's dad dealt w/it the same way...did nothing. Decades beyond high school now, but this still puts a smile on this ol' face!
It's been a good many years since I first saw this film, I liked it then and I enjoyed it just as much this time around. The picture quality of the main feature is good, but as with many extras on older films they are of lower resolution/quality. Still, they do add something to the interest value of the disc.