Save Ferris. Is there really anything else that I can say that hasn’t already been said about how great this movie is. This movie is a classic--a flat out piece of cinematic legend. I can still remember in 6th grade when I went to see this movie in the theater for the first time. I know it probably led to many of high schoolers skipping out on school but it’s so funny.
John Hughes is a genius we all know that. From weird science to home alone, he never disappoints. Not to mention that Matthew Boderick became an over night phenomenon with this leading role. Little known fact that Boderick actually lost out on being Marty McFly and had to “settle” for this little known project. I think it worked out best for both him and MJF.
Everyone knows the plot of this movie. So I’m not going to spend much time on it and just talk about the parts I love. First off, the whole beginning scene where Ferris gives us the guide to faking out the parents and where he’s talking to camera is one of my favorite opening scenes to a movie ever. I love the scene at Wrigley field and remember the great days of yelling “Hey Batter Hey Batter Swing Batter Swing” and finally the parade scene. Classic Ferris.
Final Verdict: Even Ed Rooney couldn’t stop me from owning this movie.