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.