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Ferris Bueller’s day off

pg13-comedy-ferris-buellerWe’ve all had days where we look outside, hear the birds chirping, see the sun shining, and we just know we can’t waste the day. That was Buller’s line of thinking when he decided to play hooky in heroic fashion, bringing along his girlfriend and best friend along for the ride in this top comedy movie. What better way to spend the day in downtown Chicago? Bueller concocts a daring plan, faking a serious illness to escape the drudgery of the schoolday. His loving parents fall for his catatonic ruse, but his angry and envious sister is not convinced.

I would love to spend a day with this trio of truants

However, there are obstacles to glorious freedom, in the form of the dean. It would seem that in Chicago, truancy is akin to murder one by the lengths to which the bloodhound of a dean tries to catch Bueller slipping up. Have you noticed a trend in comedies that dean’s are much maligned? We love to hate them, and love even more to see our hero outwit the dean at every turn. In addition to the dean, Bueller has a sister who resents Bueller’s easy charm and lackadaisical attitude to life that everyone loves him for. She worries constantly at what future he is going to end up with, as she sees him as a slacker.

The characters include the charismatic Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), who always steps things up to the next level, his pessimistic best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) and his beautiful girlfriend Mia Sara. The trio compliment each other well, with Bueller pulling them deeper and deeper into a day of escapades and daring. They ride in style all day, with a beautiful 1961 Ferrari 250 Gt California. You have to love Bueller’s ability to pull anyone along into once in a lifetime events.

This movie is on my list of top comedies not just because Ferris Bueller is one of the most amazing and lovable character’s in movie history. You also have transformations of other characters, as they deal with their stress and problems, that make this pg-13 comedy movie a powerful coming of age film. Bueller has a unique life philosophy that is contagious and that will pull you in effortlessly.

Random trivia: the movie features a brief appearance by Charlie Sheen as a drug addict.

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