I think you know you picked a right subject to do when the first thing you did this morning when you got to Uni was sit down and laugh through John Hughes’ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
This is the trailer (embedding was disabled, and it was the only “real” one I could find). Sorry about the bad quality, but the movie WAS made in 1986.
Apart from seeing a young Matthew Broderick and a young CHARLIE SHEEN (who, I will admit, looked kind of handsome), this movie has made me really want to see John Hughes’ other stuff, especially (and I know this is the generic response) Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. I feel like teen movies these days are a little bit…too rude. I mean. Superbad (to use a not so up-to-date example)?! Don’t get me wrong, I like some mindless rudeness too, but this one was pretty funny in a clean way.
Also, I won’t bore you here but, I’m studying how this movie breaks the paradigm of the classic narrative in certain places. But you don’t need to know about that.
If you have the time, watch it. That’s an order.