Saturday, May 16, 2009

Movie Journal: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

You gotta love the unique style John Hughes was so well known for during the late 1980's, namely in his novel depictions of both youthful bliss and teen angst in his stories; and often together. My favorite of his would probably be Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which he both wrote and directed. It's a masterpiece.

So, what's the plot, you might ask? Well, it's rather hard to say. One of it's qualities is the film is very laid-back and yet very engaging at the same time. However, the one incident that sets everything off is that Ferris convinces his parents he's too sick to go to school, for the ninth time this semester. Knowing he'll have to go to extreme measures to deceive his parents the tenth time, Ferris begins preparations very soon after he has the house to himself. This may be his last day off, and he's going to make it count.

That's the little I'll say on the matter, because it's a movie that has to be seen to be believed. Just know that when it comes to comedic film, this one should be mandatory viewing. It's all but perfect in it's execution.

9 out of 10

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