Movie Review: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Shakyrah Hardy

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, a comedy which debuted in 1986, is a timeless classic. The film stars Matthew Broderick as the teenager, Ferris Bueller, who decides to have an adventure away from his life as a senior in highschool.

In the movie, Ferris decides to skip school one more time. His journey throughout one day of skipping school becomes exciting and nerve-racking as he runs through the streets of Chicago. While skipping school, Ferris has an enemy, Ed R. Rooney, the dean of students trying to catch him throughout the whole movie. Rooney tried to catch Ferris the entire movie but just missed him every time. Full of laughter, this movie’s wide variety of  jokes reaches any audience. One iconic scene in the movie that makes it so popular is a scene of Ferris Buehler performing “Twist and Shout” on a  parade float, in the middle of the city. Everyone in the scene is dancing and singing, it makes viewers want to get up and dance along. This scene for some people is one of the best scenes in the movie. Ben Stein’s ‘Bueller?’ The attendance call that occurs a few times throughout the movie, became popular due to Stein’s monotonous delivery when he calls out his name. The phrase “Buehler….” has been used many times by people after the movie was released. Both scenes are just two of the many hilarious scenes in the movie that people still mimic today.

 While being funny the movie also conveys a strong message, to embrace every moment in life and don’t let the world pass you by.  Allison DeMarco, North Attleboro High School student, is a big fan of this movie. She says, “this is one of the best 80’s classics, I never get sick of this movie and love to watch it when I need a good laugh.” 

In conclusion,  ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day off’ became endlessly quotable and memorable from one’s youth. It’s a classic teen romp with funny, touching,  and wonderful moments. It’s recommended for adults and children of all ages

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