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Friday, September 11, 2015

Mock Squid Soup: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

MOCK! and The Armchair Squid are proud to welcome you to Mock Squid Soup: A Film Society, meetings on the second Friday of each month. This month, each of us is choosing another society member's movie to review as listed in The Mock Squid Soup Film Library.  I decided to review Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which was reviewed by Mock in August 2015.



Ah, yes, I remember loving Ferris Bueller's Day Off when I was a child. Released in 1986, the movie definitely is a moving of its time. Directed by John Hughes, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a typical high school movie. Ferris Bueller, played by Matthew Broderick, skips school after he tricks his parents into thinking that he is sick. He then persuades his best friend, Cameron Frye, to join him. Cameron is a very depressed person and is easily coaxed into stealing his dad's prized Ferarri and spend the day perusing Chicago. Of course there are a lot of hijinx, especially when the school has a campaign to "Save Ferris" since they think he's sick. The movie ends with Ferris making it home before his parents find out he was lying.

I haven't seen this movie in 12 years. The last time I watched it was when I took Spanish in middle school and we watched it in Spanish with English subtitles. I might have to pop the DVD in and watch it again!

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  1. I loved that movie when it first came out. It is still funny. That principal was a trip.

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    1. I remember dying when I was a kid. It was interesting in Spanish. It'll be interesting to see if I still find it as funny!

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  2. At Panera they used to call your name when your order was ready. You could give them any name you wanted. It wasn't unusual to hear "Bueller. Bueller."

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That sounds quite comical, Janie! Next time I'm ordering from Panera, I'll have to do that!

      Love,
      Jessica

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  3. My kids and I quote this movie (among others) to each other. Thanks for putting back on my radar.

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    1. You're welcome! I loved Ben Stein in this movie!

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  4. Ah, this is a great movie! Have you read any of the wacky theories about it? Like the while thing is in Cameron's head and he's just coo-coo-ka-chu?

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    1. I haven't, but now I will have to! Thanks for mentioning this - I love reading those type of theories. :D

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  5. My daughter is now nearly the age I was when I first saw Ferris in the theater. It might be time to share it with her.

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    1. You should! I remember when my grandma used to share movies with me. Ah, I miss this days.

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  6. Oh this is a fun film and I know I had a boring monotone teacher like that. The principal is great and every one wants the principal to lose like he did.

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  7. It's a classic.
    How are you, Jessica Marie?

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