Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a fantastic story of one man’s dream to take the day off school and stick it to the man. The movie follows a day in the life of Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick) after he decides to pretend he’s sick and have the day off. It’s a very cute comedy and has plenty of laughs and moments that many of us will be able to relate to.
The main actors in this movie include Mathew Broderick as Ferris, Mia Sara as his girlfriend, Alan Ruck as Ferris’ wound-up best friend and Jeffrey Jones as the evil dickwad principal. I had never actually seen any of these actors before. They all looked familiar though, weird. I think they’ve all done the movie justice though. Mathew Broderick’s character came across as a very smooth, likable and cunning (albeit lazy) high school student. I think there’s a bit of Ferris in all of us which is probably what makes this such a good movie (more on that later). Everyone else’s acting was pretty good, although nothing particularly worth noting here.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off uses a very simple story line, it definetely works in it’s favour though . I do think that what makes this movie so charming and popular is that most people can identify with Ferris’ plight and many of events in the film. I fail to believe that there are people out there who have never woken up and not wanted to go to school. Surely there’s been one day where you’ve wanted to sleep in for the entire day? There are plenty of laughs and chuckles throughout the movie and the occasional facepalm moment as well.
To sum up, I highly recommend that you see this movie. It’s a very cheery and humorous tale about what most of dream about doing in maths lessons at school. As far as stars go, I’m giving it 8.2 out of 10.