My Favorite Movies - "F" is for Ferris Bueller
Bueller, Bueller...don't lie, you read that in the monotone drone of Ben Stein, didn't you?
This is a movie that no matter what I'm doing - if it comes on the television, I sit down and watch it. I can't help it.
I've seen Matthew Broderick in a lot of movies, but I have to say I think this is his best role. He's smart, he's wily, he's charming - he's just plain likeable. You want him to get whatever he wants. It's fun to watch all the scraps he manages to extricate himself from while he's skipping school for a day. Not to mention all the fun things they seem to be able to accomplish in that time. A trip to the art museum, a baseball game, fancy dining...it's amazing - I can't even get all my errands run in during the time my children are at school.
It's neat to see Jennifer Grey in a different role, too. On Tuesday, we saw her in my post about Dirty Dancing. She played a somewhat shy girl, who didn't realize how strong she was until close to the end of the movie. Here she plays the know-it-all, jealous sister who'll do anything to get her brother into trouble. And she's got quite the powerful, high-kick when she's scared out of her mind by the scheming principal of their school who breaks into their house trying to catch Ferris in his lies.
This is just a fun, light-hearted movie and one of my all-time favorites.