Sunday, December 7, 2008

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

John Hughes, 1986 (7.6*)
This sophmoric high school comedy was a Hughes' (16 Candles, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink) specialty in the 80's, and this was the most successful of the batch, and still the most watchable years later. Matthew Broderick plays high schooler Bueller who fakes feeling ill in order to skip a day of school, but what starts a just another slacker day eventually turns into a local cause as nearly the entire town seems to get involved eventually. Jeffrey Jones (Amadeus, Beetlejuice) has a hissable part as the fascist school principal who becomes obsessed with busting Bueller; Jennifer Grey, in her original recognizable face, is the angel/devil sister that you both love and hate; Mia Sara is the eye candy; Cindy Pickett is the gullible mom. Don't look for much intelligence, just an entertaining ride down juvenile boulevard.


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