Review of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Vuitton Lim

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, starring Matthew Broderick, is an iconic 1986 comedy about a high schooler named Ferris Bueller and the journey he takes with his friends while skipping school. This classic is mostly made up of comedy, with occasional inappropriate language or phrases.

It is said by Adam Smith at Empire that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is, “Sporadically hilarious, with roots that run far deeper than expected.”

This 80’s classic is the epitome of the “Clever kid and Clueless Parent” plot. Ferris goes throughout the movie with situations that his parents could easily find out that he pretended to be sick to skip school, but they somehow don’t.

This movie also shows some character progression, mostly from Ferris’ friend,
Cameron Frye. He begins the movie rather quiet and uptight, but he gains more confidence as the movie progresses.

As it was told earlier, there is some vulgar language in this piece, which is a reason why some parents may not want their children to see it. Also, in Ferris’ opening monologue, he describes how to pretend to be sick and how to do it “right”, which may not be favorable in the eyes of some parents, but the scenes are all so overdramatized that it is evident that nothing in the piece is real.

With this information, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off seems to be an 8/10.