FBMR - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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The supreme high school movie of all time is the best way to describe this film. I don’t know if there’s anyone out there that hasn’t seen it yet. It is a classic among comedies, and among students who know what it’s like to have to go to school on a beautiful Spring day. Everyone should see this film, and everyone should have a day like this at least once in their life.

Ferris Bueller, played to perfection by Matthew Broderick, decides to fake an illness in order to skip school. Having already missed nine times this semester he has to “make this one count”. And so he does, enlisting the help of his best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) and Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara). They embark on an incredible journey through the city of Chicago. Meanwhile, Dean of Students, Ed Rooney, impeccably portrayed by Jeffrey Jones, smells a rat and tries desperately to catch Ferris in the act. Some of the best moments are when Rooney is on the phone with Sloane’s father, watching Cameron in his car, Ferris talking to the camera, the parade scene, and the race home. The absolute funniest is when Ferris (and his keyboard) are on the phone with some high school freshmen. I’ve rewound that scene over and over and have been doubled up laughing at it for a good fifteen minutes.

John Hughes has written and directed a brilliantly funny and suspenseful film whose underlying message is one that was true then, is true now, and will be true forever, “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t take time to look around, you might miss it.”

IMDb - Ferris Bueller's Day Off