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|Ferris Bueller's Day Off |
Bueller... Bueller... Edition
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey
Director: John Hughes
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Sports
"Bueller?Bueller??" Sorry, not here! Instead, high-schooler Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago known as... more »
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Maranda C. (Carpe) from WEBSTER SPGS, WV
Reviewed on 12/15/2015...
An amazing classic, Who wouldn't want to watch. A must see.
Jason W. (JCW) from SPARTANBURG, SC
Reviewed on 5/23/2010...
I finally became a fan of this movie last year after cathing it on HD NET Movies and deciding to give it another chance. For years I never understood the appeal. I was always put off by the Cameron character and found him annoying. I'm a Hughes and 80's movies fan, but strangely i never connected with this one. Well, like a light bulb going on 20 years after it should have, i now LOVE this movie and find it infinitely re-watchable. In fact, It's my go to feeling blah or sick movie that really makes me crave getting out into the world for an adventure.
It's true, movies like this just aren't made anymore and I don't know if they can be. This movie feels like a breath of fresh air. If you are a fan of 80's teen movies, comedies, adventure movies, decade defining movies, then you will love this movie. Save Ferris! And please put him on Bluray. Please.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Maria R. (sunflower25) from GALENA, IL
Reviewed on 1/24/2010...
This is a classic Matthew Broderick movie that is still enjoyed by my husband and I and now my kids love it too. The teens in the movie skip school and take off for a day adventure into Chicago. Look for a cameo by a young Charlie Sheen at the end of the movie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Opal K. from ORANGE PARK, FL
Reviewed on 12/17/2009...
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Gee, thanks Paramount...
John Rotan | Morganton, NC USA | 01/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Film buffs, DVD collectors, and John Hughes fans beware! The "Bueller...Bueller..." edition DVD does not include the commentary track by writer/producer/director John Hughes which was included on the original 1999/2000 DVD release. It is a great commentary and is sorely missed from this edition."
Cough Cough Cough Cough Cough...Bleah, Bleah! Bleah, Bleah!
BRADLEY R HUTSON | Illinois | 01/16/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" in 1991, and I've LOVED it ever since. I was so thrilled to see that Paramount was giving this classic film an upgraded DVD Special Edition. Upon seeing it however, I must say that I'm pretty disappointed. The extras, although enjoyable, are sorely lacking what they could and SHOULD be. Most of the film's major stars (and sometimes even minor ones like Kristy Swanson and Richard Edson) provide some updated interviews that are fun to watch. But, the bonus material and interviews featuring Mia Sara are all from 1986! She obviously CAN'T be that busy these days, so doesn't it make sense that an updated interview with her could have been included?
Also, the shooting script for this movie contains MANY deleted scenes and dialogue, some of which were a GREAT read and are bound to have been filmed. Ferris going through the house looking for money in some STRANGE places (all while the Pink Floyd tune "Money" was playing), as well as Cameron's dad seeing his 1961 Ferarri being driven through Chicago's streets by the two parking garage employees would have been GREAT to see. However, the ONLY deleted scene we get here is a behind-the-scenes version of the waiter at Chez Qui telling the trio that the food they were eating was pancreas (which of course was referred to later by Ferris in the taxi). No true special edition DVD should be without a deleted scenes section. VERY disappointing.
Next, this edition (like the original) does NOT include a theatrical trailer. It's rare for even a bare bones DVD not to include at least one trailer, but nearly UNHEARD of for a special edition! It's bound to still exist, and I can't beleive that it's THAT hard to find that they could not have dug it up for this "special" edition.
Finally, the original DVD, while lacking a trailer, DID include a GREAT feature-length commentary track by writer/director John Hughes. However, that commentary track is NOT included here! That was either a severe oversight or a downright mean move by Paramount. How hard would it have been to reproduce it here? In effect, its omission forces anyone who bought the original DVD and wants to upgrade to the special edition to keep the original instead of selling or trading it, all because they want to retain the commentary. Paramount should have at least made it possible that owning this new DVD would provide the most complete "Ferris" experience presently possible by itself, but without the original's commentary it doesn't.
In summary, if you bought the original DVD, then I advise you to keep it and just rent this new version to give the special features a look. Save the rest of what you would otherwise spend on this to put towards something more worthwhile. If you have NOT bought the original DVD however, then this would be a worthwhile purchase to own the extras that were not present on the original. But, do rent the original to give a listen to that AWESOME commentary track by John Hughes.
Don't trust the review; still relevant and hilarious!
ld-kant | Eastern US | 12/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a teenager. I still enjoy(?) the joys(?) of high school. And let me say that Ferris Bueller's Day Off is still pertinent, as well as enjoyable.I've seen the ending numerous times on TV, but this very night I decided to watch the whole thing. I rented it with a friend and loved it. Tomorrow I will go out and buy the DVD.John Hughes was one of the precursors of such great writer-directors as Kevin Smith, and this film is evidence. It may have different focuses and some might find this difficult to interpret, as some reviews have said.I say "Bull." This film captures high school. Even if all the teachers aren't as boring, the administration is still spreading the same lies that the principal character does in the film. He tries for authority and only pulls off incompetence.With humor, light youthful cynicism, and carefree but intelligent views on life, I can attest to Ferris's own accuracy. I may not be as successful, but I see myself as a Buellerist(even if it wasn't intended).So what if the movie ends seriously? That's what high school is! There're good times, hilarious times. And then there's learning who you are. Coming to terms. I was moved by Ferris Bueller's Day Off. In a world where accuracy often means disgusting, hack films like American Pie, this movie captured school days masterfully. Films that take the act of growing up and make it a sick joke are insulting, in my opinion. American Pie featured the darker side of growing up. People who are self-centered and petty. What a life, to start in such a way. Ferris Bueller is shown to be human and moral as he speaks about his friends, however. His analyses are wonderful, and caring while not being sugar-coated. The film was true but tasteful, succinctly and accurately showing the trials of growing up.It's over-the-top, but anyone who was interesting in high school(and childhood in general), I'm sure, can attest to memories that seem larger-than-life. While it may be difficult to watch Ferris Bueller run up slides and jump on trampolines all to get home with a serious eye, one must admit that when one looks back at school, some things are like that, even if only in your mind.Ferris Bueller's Day Off works on levels that only one who is or has been young can appreciate."