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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy 

Year: 1986 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by John Hughes 
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Jeffrey Jones, Mia Sara  
An image from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a high school wise-guy who wants a day off from school, and he has developed an incredibly sophisticated plan in order to do so. However, he must avoid school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), who is convinced he is playing hooky and is hell-bent on catching him.

With a fun story that everyone can relate to, this classic comedy is a pleasure from beginning to end. The cast work very well together, with Jones on his quest providing a great number of funny members, and the script is very amusing and highly quotable. We get the experience of the joy of the con, and the message to live life to its fullest, all wrapped up in a bundle of entertainment. Never has a teen movie been presented so charmingly, and it has deservedly stood the test of time.

Reece Goodall

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Screenings of this film:

1997/1998 Autumn Term (35mm)
2001/2002 Autumn Term (35mm)
2014/2015 Autumn Term (35mm)