So here I am, going through Netflix, wondering what I should watch next, I went through my long list of critically acclaimed movies and award winners, but I didn’t feel like watching anything smart or deep, for once I wanted to feel relaxed, that’s exactly when I noticed John Hughes’, which I know from The Breakfast Club (aka one of the best teenage stories ever made), in the name of a movie called Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. I have no idea what captivated me about this movie, I did not know the actors or had heard much about the story, but here I was, looking at the title. The rest is history. This movie has to be one of the Top 10 best teenage comedies ever made because I had not laughed so much since the second time, I watched Me and Earl and The Dying Girl (I wasn’t putting attention the first time I watched it, big mistake).
Well, where can I start with this movie? Maybe in the fact that it was made in 1986 and that the actors are not the most familiar actors of the 80s and 90s. Maybe I should begin by saying that I am so very impressed at how John Hughes can be responsible of making three of the best teenage movies of all time (The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off). No, I should begin with letting you know how very few comedies I actually like. Yeah, let’s start there.
I am a person who hardly watches any comedies, it mostly has to do with the fact that I consider most comedy movies like effortless attempts at trying to make people laugh with no effort what so ever, but the thing that I like the least is the fact that we just take whatever, we’re like, “you know, people think this is funny, maybe I should laugh too (*cof cof* Friends *cof cof*)”. Well, it doesn’t make me laugh that easily. With this in mind, I genuinely laughed at loud with this movie, maybe it was the fact that I could notice so many typical comedy classics done for one of the first times ever, maybe it was the constant forth wall breaking (this means that the characters are speaking directly to the spectators, like when Deadpool asks if he left the stove on, or when Jim from the Office looks at the camera when Michael says something stupid) Speaking of Deadpool, remember in the first movie how at the post credit scene we only get Deadpool telling us that the movie is over and we should leave now, well, stay till the end of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There are so many things that are well done here, but let’s go by parts.
Let’s begin with the actors. Ferris, Cameron and Sloane are just the best trio in any movie ever, fight me (Okay, second best, Greg, Earl and Olivia are the best ones ever). Their chemistry is just incredible. I just love how paranoiac, for the right reasons though, Cameron is, or how care free Ferris is. Sloane is just an angle; she is as relevant as any other female character nowadays. That is the thing that I can’t understand, how is it possible that these movies, that were made 30+ years ago, are more relevant now than movies made 10 years ago. The jokes that they use are actually funny and charismatic, they feel fresh even if they have been used many times after this movie. But there has to be a few moments that just define and put this movie on the position it is, some highlights that make everything worth watching. Everyone will have their own opinions, but in my opinion, it is the parking spot scene, the joke about how tight his principle is and the other scene about the car, I’ll leave it as vague as possible, if you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know.
Now you might ask me, what makes this movie better than other comedies? Why do I like this movie so much? Well, to understand you will have to watch the movie first and see it for yourself. But in one paragraph, “I consider that Ferris Bueller’s Day Off makes you feel young and stupid and impulsive and too smart for the room again, it expresses most of the things that being a teenager is like, not in the sense that you have done all the things that happen in the movie, but in the sense that they are the things that you would love to do but are too afraid to do. It expresses a feeling of confidence that as a teenager you lack completely, it makes you feel like if you could do anything, and watching it once you have outgrown that stage is truly blissful.”
I consider this movie to be a perfect choice to watch with your friends if you want to watch something funny yet good and not stupid or cliché. It is also a movie you might like to watch more than one time, I’m sure you will enjoy it.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this review. Tell me what you think about this movie? Keep in mind that this was my opinion, so feel free to let me know what your opinion is.
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