Friday, March 11, 2016

Mock Squid Soup Film Society-Ferris Bueller


This month we pick a film from the ever growing list that the others from the film society have already watched. This society is spearheaded by The Armchair Squid. Head on over to see what the others have picked and why not join? Come on..you know you want to:)

The film I chose to review is .....

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF-1986


I love this film and rewatched it for this series because it was fun to watch. It just yells 1980's which I also love.  The plot is about a cool high school student who wakes one morning to a beautiful day and realizes that he just doesn't want to spend that day in school. He fakes his illness which his clueless parents believe completely because, in their eyes, he can do no wrong. His older sister knows better and is trying her best to catch him playing hooky... so is his principal. His girlfriend and his best friend join him in the day of fun. During the day you get to know the characters and even relate to them although less to Ferris and more with his best friend who is a hypochondriac with daddy issues.

The acting is quite good especially from Matthew Broderick playing Ferris and I love the cameo of
Frank Zappa as the car attendant who, with his friend, take the expensive car out for a joyride.

The music is great, so many great come from this movie(John Hughes wrote it in 6 days), great scenes (monotone teacher saying Bueller....Bueller...we all had a teacher like that) and I do love that scene when Ferris is on the float and inspires the city to sing and dance to Twist and Shout. By the way, the construction worker and window washer were just doing their jobs and decided to join in so John Hughes filmed them. Overall a fun film worth getting to know especially when his sister meets up with the principal...let's just say he gets a kick out of her. OK just watch the scene...it isn't long.



53 comments:

  1. haha never knew that about the window washers. Such a great movie indeed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It seems many in that scene were just people who started to dance

      Delete
  2. This is a great classic movie I do believe! And I too didn't know that about the window washers!

    betty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cool eh? Apparently, many in that scene were just people who decided to dance and Hughes kept them in.

      Delete
  3. I love just about every movie Matthew Broderick ever made starting from Ladyhawk. He's such a cutie! He's perfect in this movie, like all the others. Thanks for featuring it! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So glad you mentioned Ladyhawke which is a wonderful film and I do love fairytales.

      Delete
  4. Ya know, I have never seen this movie and I really don't know why. I think I would really like it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's is an above average teen film with some deep messages but also soooo much fun.

      Delete
  5. Ya know, I have never seen this movie and I really don't know why. I think I would really like it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's such an awesome movie! I'm a HUGE John Hughes fan. Thanks for telling me a few things I didn't know--like Frank Zappa and the window washers.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is such a fun movie and I was surprised by Zappa being in it but he loved doing some films

      Delete
  7. I have yet to see this movie. I didn't know it's a John Hughes' film. Now I must. I want to see the window washers dance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm surprised that you haven't see this film and I hope you see it soon. It is quite entertaining and that scene is so much fun to watch.

      Delete
  8. Jeez I've never even heard of that movie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow! Maybe it's time to remedy it. You will enjoy it.

      Delete
  9. Jeez I've never even heard of that movie.

    ReplyDelete
  10. A fun movie I've seen more than once. Love it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have seen it more than once as well and it is fun

      Delete
  11. I didn't know that was Frank Zappa, and I've seen this movie several times. Thanks for the info.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I remember him being interviewed and saying he enjoyed doing this small bit. I tried to look it up now to reconfirmed but couldn't find it. Still I do recall him discussing the movie and John Hughes being happy that he was in it.

      Delete
  12. Haven't seen this in years. My boys used to watch it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's fun and worth watching again.

      Delete
  13. This is definitely one of my favorites. I can almost quote this movie I enjoy it so much.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There are so many quotes I have used over the years. It is fun

      Delete
  14. Yeah! A movie I have seen (and close to a hundred times at that). Great movie! It reminds me of growing up. I watched it recently myself and was still entertained. :) Great review!
    ~Jess

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I enjoyed rewatching this film and still laughing

      Delete
  15. Ferris changed my life. It was the Twist and Shout scene. It opened whole new avenues of exploration for my young mind.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is cool. Funny how a film or music or a book can change ones' life. That scene had many people who were just on the street dancing because of the music...how great is that!?

      Delete
  16. When I'm stuck calling out roll, I will mutter Bueller...Bueller just for my own giggles.

    I bought my brother a T-shirt with just the description of the movie once. One of his friends played in a band called Save Ferris. (They had some marginal success. Had a couple songs on the radio and appeared in another teen movie--10 Things I Hate About You.)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's funny and glad you think back to that movie when you are with the students. Very cool about your brother's friend.

      Delete
  17. I haven't seen this even though I always think it sounds good. I need to make an extra effort now. I think John could even be persuaded to watch it if he knew it involved Frank Zappa.
    The Glasgow Gallivanter

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is a very fun movie and has some depth to it that you don't expect. Zappa liked doing this film from my memories of his interviews.

      Delete
  18. Hi Birgit! Hope you're having a great weekend.
    I enjoyed Ferris but I wasn't as wild about it as most folks were. It really was an iconic hit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope you are also having a great weekend. I think it is such fun and it is a truly '80's film

      Delete
  19. John Hughes really knew how to write a film geared toward the teenager. Let's just say he was brilliantly writing YA before it was cool. The thing that I love, though, is that his movies stand the test of time because I STILL love this movie. I still think it's hilarious. Just reading this review makes me want to watch it again.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are so right that his movies don't really age at all. Except for the style that say '80's they are all great actually. Glad you liked my review

      Delete
  20. And even better - Deadpool parodied it at the end of his film...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really?? I have to see that film because it looks so funny

      Delete
  21. I absolutely love Feris' day off. We have a copy of it.
    R

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's great to hear because it is fun to watch.

      Delete
  22. That was a fun film and now I want to watch it again. ☺ Thanks for the memory, Birgit!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad I inspired you to want to watch it again.

      Delete
  23. Oh my gosh! I love so many 80s films and this one was no exception! It was just a fun movie to watch and wish you could be a participate in. Kinda like Breakfast Club. Good innocent fun. Totally far-fetched but most 80s films were and I think that's why I loved them so much! Great pick!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Birgit, the 80s was not only a decade of good music, but good movies, too. I remember this movie and I believe it's available on Netflix. I may have to re-watch it. Thanks for the reminder!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love this movie. It never gets old. I think my favorite scene is Abe Froman the Sausage King of Chicago haha. Also the Art Institute scene with The Smith's song. So good.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Haven't seen this .... yes, shock, horror and all that. This one slipped by...don't remember why. :)
    x Asha

    ReplyDelete
  27. I think I've seen this one three times, and I seldom see a film more than once. It makes me happy and gives me a good laugh each time.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I remember the car, Ferrari I think. I simply couldn't believe my eyes when that beautiful machine got thrashed the way it did - what a waste. I nearly cried but Hollywood being what it is, it was obviously switched.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Yes, I love this one too, it never fails to make me happy.

    ReplyDelete