Ferris Bueller's Day Off

directed by John Hughes
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1986
Date Added:07/24/2008
Date Watched:10/14/2004
Description:Ferris decides to take a day off school. He pretends to be sick and fakes out his parents. When they leave for work, he messes around in the house awhile, then calls his best friend Cameron, who is really home sick, and talks him into coming over. The two of them call the school and convince the dean, Mr. Rooney, to let Ferris’s girlfriend, Sloane out of class (supposedly because her grandmother died). The three friends take Cameron’s father’s Ferrari and head for downtown Chicago. They put the car in a parking garage (where the car parkers take it for a joy ride) and spend the day seeing the sights. The visit the Sears Tower and the stock exchange, eat lunch at Chez Luis, go to a Cubs game, visit the art museum and watch a parade. Ferris jumps up on a float and leads the entire crowd in singing Twist and Shout. While all this is going on, Mr. Rooney is trying to catch Ferris. He goes to his house but is prevented from going inside by the dog. When he knocks the dog out, he sneaks inside and is promptly knocked out by Jeanie, Ferris’s sister (who is home trying to get Ferris in trouble). She calls the cops while Mr. Rooney runs outside to try to stop a tow truck from taking his car. When the cops arrive, Mr. Rooney is gone, so they take Jeanie to the police station where she meets a guy (played by Charlie Sheen) who convinces her to stop trying to get her brother in trouble. Ferris, Sloane and Cameron take the Ferrari back to Cameron’s house, but accidentally back it through the garage wall into the ravine behind the house. Cameron decides he’s tired of being pushed around by his father and determines to stand up for himself. Ferris takes Sloane home, then runs for his own house, arriving just as his folks and sister get home. Mr. Rooney is waiting for him, but Jeanie sticks up for Ferris and he gets away scot-free with his day off.
My Rating:7

Reviews for Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Review - Ferris Bueller's Day Off

• There is no possible way that the three kids could have possibly done as much in a day as they did in the movie.
• There is an unfortunate amount of swearing in the movie which added nothing.
• The scene where Ferris is dancing on the float while the entire city of Chicago sings along with Twist and Shout was fun, albeit totally unbelievable.
• Ferris kept running into his father in Chicago, but somehow always managed to duck out of sight before his father recognized him.
• Mia Sara, who played Sloane, was very cute but basically just stood around and admired Ferris.
• Their seats at Wrigley Field were way down the left field line, four or five rows behind the Bartman seat. Harry Carey was doing the play-by-play.
• Near the end of the movie the three are sitting at a Lake Michigan overlook in Northbrook or thereabouts. I’ve been at that exact spot a few times in the winter to look for ducks.
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