Tuesday, January 31, 2012

“Ferris Bueller, You're My Hero......”


I’ve spoken here often about my love of John Hughes, and specifically Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

That 1986 movie still remains one of my most enjoyable movie experiences of all time.

It’s just a good, fun, quotable movie all around, but I guess why it struck such a memorable chord with me was because when it came out in May of 1986, a hormonal 17-year old Slyde was just one month away from graduating high school himself, and Ferris’ outlook on school, and life in general, really mirrored how I felt about those things, as well as my upcoming college experience.

Anyway, the point that I am belaboring here is that I fucking LOVE that movie.

For years, there has been a script floating around Hollywood entitled, “Ferris Bueller’s Sick Day”, which centers around a much older Ferris, now working on Wall Street, up to his old shenanigans, trying to take a day off from work. As much as I would LOVE to see a sequel, I tremble at the thought of a movie studio tarnishing one of my childhood magic movie experiences. It’s probably a moot point, anyway, as I don’t think that movie is EVER going to be actually be made.

So, I guess for now, I will have to settle for this. You may have seen clips of this online already since its kinda gone viral, but a much older Mathew Broderick has made a 2 ½ minute commercial reprising his classic role. It will appear during this weekend’s Superbowl.




How cool is that? Even if it’s not insanely funny, and it IS kinda jarring to see Matthew looking so much older when for YEARS he never seemed to age a day, this commercial still brings a smile to my beautiful face.

I think this weekend I may have to pop in my DVD and revisit my old friends.

9 comments:

Lotus07 said...

Anything with Yello's classic dance track gets my attention.

Slyde said...

it WAS a nice touch...

Annabelle said...

that made me giggle.

i see pics of him on the fashion blogs with SJP and i think he looks so miserable. maybe he's funny on the inside. this gives me hope.

B.E. Earl said...

John Hughes was great. I re-watched Planes, Trains and Automobiles just last week. Still makes me laugh.

Slyde said...

anna: i agree. whenever i see him out and about in NYC with his wife, he just looks like he's trying so hard NOT to be the cutsey-funny SOB he used to be...

earl: another great film. Probably in my top 5 of Hughes' films..

Cocaine Princess said...

Loved it! My fave part was with the Panda scene.

sybil law said...

I would've been a lot cooler if he wasn't driving a freaking CRV - those things suck!
Anyway, that movie rocked. The commercial? Meh.

Dr Zibbs said...

The chick in that movie was hot. She's married to someone famous now.

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