Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

DVD - 1986
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Publisher: Paramount Home Entertainment, 1986.
Edition: Bueller... Bueller... edition
ISBN: 9780792158844
0792158849
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION FER
Characteristics: 1 DVD (102 min.)

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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

It's not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Isms in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon: 'I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.' Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off of people.

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

Cameron: "He never drives it; he just rubs it with a diaper."

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

Ferris: "Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive."

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

Cameron: "The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than 100 were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion." Ferris: "It is his fault he didn't lock the garage."

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

"I asked for a car, I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign?"

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

"Well, he's very popular... The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wasteoids, dweebies, dickheads — they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude."

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

Mr. Rooney: "I don't trust this kid any further than I can throw him." Grace: "Well, with your bad knee, Ed, you shouldn't throw anybody."

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

"Look, this is not a phony phone call. There is an intruder, male, Caucasian, possibly armed, certainly weird, in my kitchen."

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

"If anybody needs a day off, it's Cameron. He's got a lot of things to sort out before he graduates. He can't be wound up this tight and go to college. His roommate'll kill him. Pardon my French, but Cameron is so uptight, if you stuck a lump of coal up his a*s, in two weeks, you'd have a diamond."

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britprincess1
Jun 17, 2013

"This is my ninth sick day this semester. It's getting pretty tough coming up with new illnesses. If I go for ten, I'm probably gonna have to barf up a lung, so I'd better make this one count. The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom. I'm a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you that a good phony fever is a dead lock, but, uh, you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor's office. That's worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then, so is high school."

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TheeAvebury
Oct 02, 2017

This eighties gem still shines from beginning to end.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 31, 2017

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a hilarious teen movie following the crazy antics of a high-school boy named Ferris, and his schemes to get out of school and go on adventures instead. Although it’s definitely not a good idea to skip school, the message of the movie is to stop taking things so seriously and to “live a little.” It encourages us to stop being afraid and to go on fabulous adventures with our friends, to go with the wind and find out where life takes us. It’s important for everyone to be carefree and just live life every once in awhile.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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Charlie68
May 15, 2017

I watched it as a trip down memory lane and was satisfied. Speaks differently to a teenager and now a grown-up, does it relate to the current generation?

daniellevk_0 May 13, 2017

Such a fun and classic John Hughes film about a high school senior ditching school to enjoy life and not let it pass him by. It has a good moral of the story basis, maybe not ditching school but taking time to enjoy life before it is too late.

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DaisyCosh
Aug 09, 2015

When writers try to sound like teenagers, they can sometimes sound out of the loop, but one of the strengths that fans of writer/director John Hughes still mention is how in tune he was with youth. He valued teenagers and saw their worth. He didn't condescend to them. Teenagers weren't a niche; they were human beings dealing with a tumultuous period of transition in their life. John Hughes spoke to this demographic in a profound way, subverting it to some extent when he wrote naive and dopey parents and teachers who are oblivious to the plight of the kids around them. Hughes wrote his movies like he was talking to a person, not like a ridiculous slang-spouting fool. His dialogue, especially in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" still sounds natural today, despite its release almost three decades ago. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is largely plotless. The title pretty much says it all. Ferris Bueller (played by Matthew Broderick) is a well liked student in his final year of high school who wakes up one day and decides that he is going to skip school with his girlfriend and best friend to have a grand day out in his hometown of Chicago. Another unique thing about John Hughes's films are the way they are cast. Usually, thirty-somethings are cast as teenagers and the audience pretends not to notice any gray hairs and wrinkles. That is not the case here. John Hughes wanted his audience to see themselves in his characters, which explains why he frequently cast girls like Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy who weren't supermodels and were actually close in age to the characters they were playing. In today's society, Matthew Broderick wouldn't be Ferris Bueller; thirty-year-olds like Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum, or Chris Pratt would be center stage instead. This is why I appreciate the casting in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." They were young and clever, not beautiful and mature. Emotionally speaking, a teenager can play a teenager better than an adult. Nobody quite understands the motivations at that age unless they're going through them. This idea is beautiful in its simplicity and, in practice, makes every character stand out as believable. Although "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is a teenage fantasy at large, it is still a character-driven tale on a deeper level and so those crazy kids need to be fairly realistic in who they are. At times, they are brutally honest about their lot in life, despite doing the kinds of things that some people only dream of, like sitting in the owner's box at a sports game or using a parade float to get the party started. One of the greatest aspects of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is how fun it is. The audience is drawn in and feels like it's going on the same wild ride, too. It's funny and heartfelt and speaks to you. You can still feel the love imbued into it. To borrow the words of the legendary John Hughes, this film is so choice; if you have the means, I highly recommend you watch it.

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garycornell
Dec 09, 2014

Matthew Broderick's funniest movie, bar none!! Thanks to director John Hughes for taking a cast of unknowns and making a classic comedy!

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drbizzaro
Sep 11, 2014

What a treat! This is a popcorn classic and gets a bizzaro rating of 3.5 stars. Here a young man totals a nice car and speaks directly into the camera whenever he feels like it. Try this film with a chicago polish sausage and a draft beer during the summer. Enjoy!

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HerNoseInABookGal
Jan 21, 2014

Matthew Broderick is so funny;

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britprincess1
May 21, 2013

There's nothing I can say about Ferris Bueller that hasn't been said before. It is a precious comedy classic that I hold near and dear to my heart. I highly recommend this one. Save Ferris.

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goodtymes35
Jul 01, 2011

a must see, one of John Hughes best work. if you like breakfast club & sixteen candles, you'll love this classic!

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bdls206
Apr 20, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

nadian Jun 16, 2009

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

nadian Jun 16, 2009

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

nadian Jun 16, 2009

Violence: Dog attack

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britprincess1
May 21, 2013

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Apr 20, 2011

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drbizzaro
Sep 11, 2014

A young man who steals a car and dates Mia Sara.

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bdls206
Apr 20, 2011

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the principal thinks of that.

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