Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of the first non-Disney live action movies I remember seeing. In case you were wondering, it was probably on TBS or something (was TBS a thing when I was 5?). When I was little I was enamored with the idea of skipping school, doing what I wanted, outsmarting teachers, random musical moments on floats in parades in Chicago – what was there to not love about this movie as a youngster? However, my dad works in public education so there was never any semblance of a chance that I could pull a Ferris.
I still adore the movie to this day. Not because I still long to be like Ferris and his friends, but because it’s a really funny, really well-done movie that brings instant feelings of nostalgia even though, you know, I wasn’t alive when the movie was released in theaters.
There’s a reason this movie is still so famous. It appeals to everyone. Adults remember it from their youth, and since the desire to skip school and stick it to one’s teachers never ends, younger generations continue to pick it up.
Tonight Ferris Bueller’s Day Off will be showing at what was supposed to be the last Movies in the Park of the season. It’ll start a sundown (around 8pm), but there will be lots of food and whatnot, so I suggest getting there early. Because there will be, uh, anyone? Anyone? Grilled cheese and cupcakes and, anyone? Bueller?