This morally dubious "classic" runs out of puff long before the credits. Though well acted, the standout is Alan Ruck, as the best mate, there were no laughs in the last 30 minutes except the granny driver.
.How comments on this website indicate that this is a great family film beat me. Lie, cheat, steal and vandalise and get away with it-----very funny, I don't think. Very silly, sometimes very crude,very unfunny (mostly) and very disappointing. But whatever happened to Alan Ruck. I'm about to Google and find out..
We enjoyed this movie,the twist at the end was a light bulb moment! He actually planned it all to help his friend.!
I think this is a film Id grow to enjoy the more i watched it. I think watching it for the first time, 25 years after it was made didnt help my feelings towards it. Matthew Broderick was great but in saying that the character of Ferris really annoyed me. A typical arrogant teenager. I can see why its a cult classic but it has nothing on a film like The Breakfast Club.
Great comedy classic which surpasses any teenage film of today. This is the ultimate teen fantasy about screwing up the system and enjoying the time they have together as youngsters but at the same time, sorting out the issues that conflict their everyday lives together. Great performances all round and the continuous narration by Matthew Broderick is just great!!!
The weird name of the movie had me curious and I couldn t figure out how it was pronounced. More of a film for teenagers.
Movie stalled with approximately 10 minutes to go. Did not see end!
I remember seeing this at the movies in Melbourne when I was in 6th grade, classic film, can always watch this again and again.
A classic 80's movie about a school kid who takes the day off school and has an adventure with his friends.
BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAD!!!!!!!!!!!! BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a brilliant movie! There aren't many movies you can sit down and watch with your kids without having to endure loads of foul language, over the top special effects, sex themes (or even worse, sex scenes) and gratuitous violence. This movie is different. It is good, clean fun! Watch it and enjoy.
Compulsory viewing. A classic. The calling the role and the economics lecture were fabulous.
Still as good as I remember it being in 1986 - a classic. Love the scene where his best friend "killed the car" such a sad end for the red Ferrari! Ferris rocks!
Was good to watch but wasnt as funny as other 80's movies.. well worth a look though
The three male stars were magnificent. What a total delight.
A great PG comedy for all the family. The plot was just about
believable. So it's possible to be entertaining and highly
amusing without sex, violence, curses or smut! Great.
I bought my own copy of the DVD today.
Legendary.. so good I taped the entire audio track and there are soo many quotable lines from this movie.. Life moves pretty fast.. if you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it!
I may be biased, but this is truly one of the best movies ever made! Quotable, classic!
A classic (tongue in cheek) look at teenage years, with occassional issue tackling. Corrupted a whole generation.
This film is a complete farce of everything of value in a family or a teenager for that matter.
It made both sets of parents seem like complete idiots – one set so blind they could not see and the other who loved his toys more than his family.
It treated all teachers and authority figures as complete idiots.
The boys and the girl are involved in lies, deception, theft and vandalism and nobody gets caught – nobody has to pay for the injustices of the day.
This film is obviously aimed at teenagers and says basically, “Do as you please, you won’t get caught.”
We have enough in our society to contend with when encouraging teenagers to develop into good citizens, without films like this which encourage them to be the opposite.
As parents and teachers, we have found it to be a most offensive film and would recommend it be taken from your library and any other library where young people could access it.
Worth watching, even the kids loved it!!
An absolute classic, for any fans of the genre, don't miss the Audio Commentary by John Hughes!
Just doesn't do it for me. Maybe it's the casting ?