ferris bueller's day off movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The film has tons of (usually mild) coarse language, but is brilliant for older kids and young teens. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a classic comedy favourite following a popular high school student and his friends.


Ferris Bueller is a popular high school student who successfully fakes being sick to take the day off, where he spends it out in the city with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron. Meanwhile, his suspicious principle tries to spy on him.

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Movie details

Director: John Hughes
Cast: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward, Charlie Sheen
Writer: John Hughes
Release Date (Australia): 21 August 1986
Runtime: 103 minutes/1h 43m
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (G)

The film features very mild mild themes such as crude humour and references to death.

Violence (PG)

The film contains a scene of mild violence, including depictions of kickings that result in depictions of small amounts of blood.

Coarse Language (M)

The film features a single use of the word “f**ker”, as well as frequent uses of words such as “s**t”, “ass”, “damn”, “hell” and “bitch”.

Drug Use (G)

The film contains very mild references to drugs.

Nudity (PG)

The film contains a brief animated image of a nude woman.

Sex (PG)

The film features mild crude sexual references and a brief reference to prostitution.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for an unknown reasoning)

Aussie boy's thoughts

When you’re able to ditch maturity and associate with Ferris Bueller’s bright characteristics, you’ll experience one hell of a day off. John Hughes certainly knows how to cleverly and victoriously deliver that intention, all by simply just creating quirky characters and stirring them within amusing events. From there and on, every touch and every moment is perfect. 

Matthew Broderick’s Ferris Bueller is energetic, enthusiastic and couldn’t be portrayed any brighter, being quirky without becoming overly weird. There’s two types of labeled characters in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; the fun ones and the sensible ones. They’re identities are exactly what they’re titled as, and it’s a huge lot of fun to witness them sort of versing to get their way throughout the lively day. You can take agreement and sympathy to either of the perspectives, but there’s really only one winner at the end of the day.

The fizz of the characters always contributes to the rest of the story. The whole movie is enjoyable fun, all whilst making you actually laugh out loud and bringing you a sense of brightness. Ferris also approaches several moments in which he’ll hilariously talk to the audience and lead OUR way through a fantastic day off, whilst being hunted down by his principle. In the sense that there’s the threat towards the protagonists inflicted by their responsible principle, this film is sort of like another coming-of-age classic by John Hughes: The Breakfast Club. It’s even got some of The Breakfast Club’s dramatic conversation and can-relate talks, but in this case, it’s mainly when Cameron talks about his father.

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