Skip to comments.Ferris Bueller's Day Off: 20th Anniversary Edition
Posted on 05/05/2006 12:16:08 PM PDT by qam1
Matthew Broderick stars in the '80s teen comedy about rebelling in style.
Every kid has known a Ferris Bueller, that kid with the zen-like state of mind who seems impossibly mature, infuriatingly confident, never less than charming and usually gets what he wants. And this being the infamous decade of greed, that means conspicuous consumption.
Our '80s Ferris is played with great style by a young Matthew Broderick who, tired of school drudgery, borrows a Ferrari and convinces some friends to accompany him to Chicago for the day.
Naturally all this is to be accomplished without anyone noticing, without any consequences and with maximum cool, a sleight of hand only a Ferris-like state of mind is capable of. Teen rebellion with style.
He's in two of my most favourite movies. Bueller and "Election" - if you've never seen this with Reese Witherspoon it is dark and hilarious.
Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social (and sometimes nostalgic) aspects that directly effects Generation Reagan / Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations (i.e. The Baby Boomers) are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.
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DOH! (suddenly reaching for my vitamins and calcium supplement).
But the day they do a re-make, I'll know I'm TRULY old.
My GF at the time was WAY into this movie! Thank God i had to serve duty every other weekend so I was spared seeing it half the time.
She liked Dirty Dancing more, though, and it was harder to get out of that because I went to 1 in 4 duty. YUCK!
I agree this thread has made me depressed lol
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
LOL, THE cheesiest movie line of all time!
Good grief am I really this old. Seems like just yesterday I saw "FBDO" for the first time. Yikes!
I love that movie. It's a classic of the 80's.
Twenty years ago
For reasons I don't really understand, I love this movie.
My wife on the otherhand hates it in spades and complains when I watch it.
Then there is Ben Stein..... Bueler, Bueler, Bueler.
I didn't think much of him for this part and Ben Stein's Money but have seen him a lot on Saturday Fox financial program. He is wise and dispenses his wisdom often in conflict with his liberal collegues on the show.
In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone? ...the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill?
Hey, the new Poseideon Adventure is out.
Didn't we all have a science or math teacher just like that, lol.
Something d-o-o economics....
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