Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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"One man's struggle to take it easy."
  • PG-13
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 7.8  (379,592)
  • 61

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American teen comedy film that follows the story of a high school student named Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) in suburban Chicago, who decides to skip school and spend the day in the city with his best friend, Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck), and girlfriend, Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara). The story begins with Ferris faking sickness to stay home from school, but his overprotective parents believe he is genuinely ill and insist that he stays in bed. However, Ferris has other plans and convinces Cameron, who is chronically anxious and rarely leaves his house, to borrow his father's prized Ferrari for the day. They pick up Sloane from school and head into the city for a day of adventure and excitement.

Meanwhile, Ferris's uptight sister, Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), is suspicious of her brother's illness and is determined to catch him in the act of skipping school. She heads to school where she meets the school's dean, Edward R. Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), who is also suspicious of Ferris's absence and sets out to catch him too.

As the day progresses, Ferris and his friends visit some of Chicago's most iconic landmarks such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower), and Wrigley Field. They also dine at an upscale restaurant, where Ferris fools the staff into believing he is the "Sausage King of Chicago" to secure a table. Little does he know, his antics throughout the day have gained widespread attention and many people, including his principal, are on the lookout for him.

As the day winds down, Ferris and his friends return the Ferrari to Cameron's garage, only to discover that they had accidentally put too many miles on the car, causing Cameron to spiral into a meltdown. In the midst of dealing with the Ferrari dilemma, they rush back to Ferris's house, where he barely makes it back into bed before his parents arrive home.

The movie is not just about skipping school and having a good time, but also about friendship and taking risks. Ferris helps Cameron confront his anxieties and appreciate life, while Sloane serves as a supportive girlfriend who shares in their adventure.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is widely regarded as a cultural phenomenon and an iconic movie of the 1980s. It is remembered for its joyous depiction of youthful recklessness, its memorable scenes, including Ferris's lip-sync performance of "Twist and Shout" in the middle of a crowded parade, and its inspiring message about seizing the day.

Overall, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a classic comedy that continues to captivate audiences of all ages, especially those who appreciate the simple joys of life and the importance of living in the moment.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.8 and a MetaScore of 61.

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  • Release Date
    1986
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 43 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (379,592)
  • Metascore
    61