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Film – Quick Thoughts: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, directed by John Hughes
Written by: John Hughes
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara and Jeffrey Jones
My rating: 4 of 5

I’ve seen before, though only a few years ago. I’m the same with the majority of John Hughes’ films, having missed them at the time of release (I wasn’t even a teenager back then) and never having caught up with them. There’s no element of nostalgia in them for me, not for having watched them back then or simply from being a part of that era myself.

It’s a fun film and Ferris is a very likeable character, though as has been pointed out a lot (such as here) it’s not hard to find ways in which he shouldn’t be. He basically uses people with little thought for the consequences, does what he feels like, causes nothing but problems for the people close to him, and ultimately gets away without any punishment at all. Rooney and Katie are presented as the antagonists, too uptight and responsible to enjoy life the way Ferris does, but really they’re in the right as Ferris is so reckless and irresponsible. Still, the film is lots of fun, which is ultimately all it was trying to be.

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