Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: Heads or Tails?

THIS PICK IS MISSING HALF THE CONTENT. THIS ISSUE WILL BE DEALT WITH SOON. I apologise for this not being up Sunday. I’m not sure what went wrong as I did publish this on Sunday night, but I suppose this gives me an excuse to do another review on Monday. Enjoy this Pick.

I had two films that I couldn’t decide on this week. While I did watch the recent film The Riot Club, based on the Bullingdon Club in Oxford University which follows the antics of one of the most exclusive societies in the world, I am saving that for something different.

This week, I watched The Lego Movie, an extremely witty, well-animated masterpiece that is a fun watch for any type of person and I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. With my new set up of a picture accompanying my Picks, it’s fairly obvious what I chose. However, I had no idea which one to review. I was stuck, so how did I choose? Well, how could I go wrong with a flip of a coin?

There’s a saying I quite like about flipping a coin to make a decision. If you are ever undecided, flip a coin. In the moment when your coin spins up, you will instantly hope for one of the two, and that’s the one you should go for. While my gut instinct was telling me to review The Lego Movie, I decided to go with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, from the fact that it’s the one I’ve watched most recently, and that it’s what the coin landed on. How can I defy a small slither of copper?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off tells the story of Ferris, who takes the day off school to hang out with his best friend Cameron and girlfriend Sloane, all while dodging detection by the Dean of Students Mr Rooney and his family. The events of the film all take place on the same day and shows off the city of Chicago.

The first thing that hits me about this film is how many famous scenes there are that I recognise. From lines like “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” to Ferris running through a number of houses and backyards to reach his house before his parents reach it first, there were a few moments where I went “Oh, so that’s where that’s from!”

The film radiated a feel-good atmosphere. It shows a practically perfect day for the trio to enjoy (although I do feel sorry for Cameron). I mean,