Wednesday, July 7, 2021
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)
High school student Ferris Bueller has a brutal life: attractive girlfriend who likes him, supportive parents who love him, a dead squirrel admiring him outside his bedroom window, a laid back high school where the entire student body thinks that "he's a righteous dude", best friend who lets him drive his dads vintage Ferrari, a nice house in a peaceful neighborhood, a cool stereo with those awesome little lights that move up and down…this motherfucker needs a day off! So, he fakes being sick and his parents buy it. Now he has the entire day off. Fin.
I have many thoughts on Ferris Bueller and his eventful day off. Everything from he kinda reminds me of a younger version of fictional serial killers Patrick Bateman and Dexter Morgan to Mia Sara would've been great in the previous years FRIGHT NIGHT, but it's probably best if I just keep it simple and say…FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF is a fun film as long as you don't look into it too deeply or take it too serious.
An insane amount of plot holes, quick pace, a post-end credits scene, GODZILLA 1985 and TEEN WOLF playing at the movie theater, wastoids, The Sausage King of Chicago, tons of great Chicago (and Los Angeles) locations, interesting soundtrack, dweebies, a nurse who's concerned about your pluck, ancient electronics, sluts, great cast full of now iconic characters. In short, FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF is mandatory viewing for anybody interested in 1980's American Cinema. If you don't believe me just take my best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend's word for it.
If you need me, I'm gonna go sunbathe in the backyard while facing away from the Sun and then go pass out at 31 Flavors. Maybe even barf up a lung.