Ferris Bueller's Day Off Analysis

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Colourful in every sense of the word, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off weaves the tale of a grand adventure. A collection of jaunty film angles and sidebars that break the fourth wall, it outlines the mischievous acts of Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) on a day he declares too beautiful to spend at school. The film is as carefree as its protagonist, and the disposition of the film is colloquial in every sense. The buoyant storyline is what makes it so favourable and it is a combination of quirky characters, engaging dialogue, and recurring motifs that make this method of storytelling so intriguing.

Feigning illness, Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) weasels his way into his friend’s father’s cherished Ferrari and takes off into Chicago. Citing the need for a break before graduation and the responsibilities that come along with it, he drags along his friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) and girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara). The teenagers face obstacles such as a suspicious principal, a doubting sister, and a poor grasp on the concept of
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Without the zany natures of its characters, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off would be a drastically different, more lethargic movie. While each character is host to a few unsavoury traits, they are not meant to impede the easy manner of the movie. While Ferris Bueller may be quick to lie, it is this very characteristic that allows him and his friends to escape retribution multiple times. Cameron’s multiple neuroses lend themselves to the plot, serving as both a joke and a cry for reasoning in an otherwise tolerant world. The characters that occupy Ferris Bueller’s suburban school seem blissfully caught up within the eccentricity that Ferris Bueller generates. The dreamy suspension of disbelief that is present in nearly every character is contagious and entangles the audience just as

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