Comedy Film Festival 2012

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Matthew Broderick in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (Paramount, 1986)

Matthew Broderick in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (Paramount, 1986)

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (Paramount, 1986). No other filmmaker captured the thoughts and emotions of 1980s American teenage life better than writer/director John Hughes. In “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Hughes creates the ultimate brainiac teenage fantasy–faking out your parents, skipping school with your girlfriend and best friend, sticking it to the ridiculous school principal, having an incredibly epic day and getting away with it. Matthew Broderick plays Ferris, Alan Ruck plays his best friend Cameron, Mia Sara plays his girlfriend Sloane, Jennifer Grey plays his jealous little sister Jeanie/Shauna, and the crazed school principal is played brilliantly by Jeffrey Jones. It was so much fun to watch this film again. Written and directed by John Hughes. “Hey, Cameron. You realize if we played by the rules right now we’d be in gym?”