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Old 07-02-2013, 07:53
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Hi what are you views on this movie. Never got round to watching it? What the main storyline to it? Is it as good as everyone makes out?
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:15
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Love it. The main premise of the film is that Ferris Beuller wants to bunk off school for a day and have some fun with his friends, and will he or won't he get away with it. This is just a classic 80's movie, great fun and well worth watching. There's a song and dance number in it which is one of my all time favourite movie scenes.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:58
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One of my fav films. Saw it when I was a kid, loved it then and still do. As Fio says, Ferris wants to bunk off - and take his girlfriend and best mate with him - and goes to very complicated lengths to achieve it. He also wants to make the absolute most of the day, which involves a Ferrari, a restaurant, a parade and a dead Grandmother, amongst other things.

Only caveat I'd make is that as with many (most?) John Hughes teen films, you maybe have to be a young - mid teen to enjoy it. I'm not sure that if you watch FBDO for the first time as a cynical adult, you'll find it all that good, or funny. I think you need to be a similar age to the characters to really understand and root for them. Same goes for The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, although I'd love someone to tell me otherwise.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:40
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It's certainly the best of that 80's teen genre that John Hughes dominated. Good performances, funny gags, good pace throughout and a fantastic script.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:59
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These movies always make me feel old. Like I wish I could go back and live the 80s again. Seems like another life time.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:08
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Brilliant movie written by the much missed John Hughes. He wrote it in two days.
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Old 07-02-2013, 13:20
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Love it!!!!!

I could watch it again and again
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Old 07-02-2013, 14:11
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Brilliant movie written by the much missed John Hughes. He wrote it in two days.
It was 6 apparently. Then a few drafts.
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Old 07-02-2013, 14:19
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It's a great movie. I'm more of a Breakfast Club or Home Alone man, but still defnitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it before.
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Old 07-02-2013, 15:52
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The Breakfast Club is one of the most underrated films out there. It isn't just some 80's brat pack movie, it's a really clever character study.
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Old 10-02-2013, 00:36
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Bueller, bueller
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:01
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Ferris Bueller.....................you're my hero!
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:08
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I think it's boring.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:43
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Save Ferris
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:41
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All hail the Sausage King of Chicago!
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:47
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"When Cameron was in Egypt's land....

...let my Cameron go"


Put simply, it's brilliant. Jeffrey Jones as the principle Ed Rooney is great (didn't Jones eventually end up on some child porn charges?)
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:58
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I heard that you were feeling ill
Headache, fever, and a chill
I came to help restore your pluck
'Cause I'm the nurse who likes to...
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:04
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Loved this film as a kid, watched it again recently as an adult and found Ferris to be a petulant little s**t whose selfish approach to life left me rooting for the teacher and convinced Ferris would be a jobless bum by the time he hit his 30s.

Likewise the aforementioned Breakfast Club (which I didn't see as a kid), the fact that this is now seen as an all-time classic in many peoples eyes proves to me just how narcissistic society is these days. The way Hughes wrote it, every single character is able to blame every one of their troubles on their parents, and that's just lazy IMHO. He seemed to me to have some real daddy issues.

Rant over.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:21
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got round to watching it after lots of people told me how great it was. ended up being disappointed. not worth the hype in my opinion.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:29
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Old 10-02-2013, 11:20
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"When Cameron was in Egypt's land....

...let my Cameron go"


Put simply, it's brilliant. Jeffrey Jones as the principle Ed Rooney is great (didn't Jones eventually end up on some child porn charges?)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11433469
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:02
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Mathew Broderick featured within a 2012 Superbowl Commercial - "Mathews Day off"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhkDdayA4iA

I prefer the Breakfast Club.
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Old 10-02-2013, 13:29
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Loved this film as a kid, watched it again recently as an adult and found Ferris to be a petulant little s**t whose selfish approach to life left me rooting for the teacher and convinced Ferris would be a jobless bum by the time he hit his 30s.
Sounds like you have grown up to be a right bundle of fun.
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Old 10-02-2013, 13:31
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Put simply, it's brilliant. Jeffrey Jones as the principle Ed Rooney is great (didn't Jones eventually end up on some child porn charges?)
Child porn and big grinning smilies should not go together.
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Old 10-02-2013, 13:38
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It's one of the big 80's films I didn't see until the last few years and, although I love 80's movies, this one bored me and I didn't find it as endearing (as another poster astutely said above, it's more likely because I didn't see it IN the 80's, but as a "cynical" adult).

Also, am I the only one who thought Ferris was actually a nerd and, if in the real life, would have got the cr** kicked out of him in high school? Or was his nerdiness part of an in-joke or something?
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