Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Over the last two days, while nursing my adorable 3 month old, I've been watching "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," as I've never seen it straight through.

Every time someone said "Save Ferris," or wrote it on something, it made me think of the 90's band, and I'd go, "Hey. They like 'Save Ferris'." I had to remember I was watching the movie the band got their name from. That was weird.

Minutes into the movie I realized Cameron was the best thing about the movie, and then it hit me that this movie has divided its protagonist. Ferris carries the action forward, but Cameron travels the hero's journey and changes at the end. The climax is when the car shoots out the window, not when Ferris's sister sticks up for him. Which leads me to believe and argue that Cameron is our protagonist.

Anyway, the movie is hilarious. The Dean of Students drops the F-bomb once. There are a couple SH-bombs. There's mention of drugs. There's mention of nudity. There's Charlie Sheen. But other than that....

The funny thing is, someone gave me this movie (on VHS) when I was a teenager for a birthday or Christmas and I still didn't watch it all the way through. I probably said something like, "I NEVER WANTED THIS!" or some ungrateful thing like that, (I was a horrible teenager!) But now I would have gotten rid of it anyway, (it was on VHS!) So I guess it's all a moot point, or as Joey would say, a moo point. "It's a cow's opinion. It's moo."



    Who would say such a thing?

    1. I didn't mean to call HIM ungrateful. I just meant that I probably would have said something ungrateful. It was the funniest thing ever. We are absolutely crazy about both those monkeys!!!!