Movie Fun Facts: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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If you’ve ever wanted to ditch school or call in sick for work, see how a pro does it in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Take out your pen and paper – this is an art that can only be mastered with the right mixture of sibling rivalry, rebellious friends like yourself, a ditch-day bucket list , and a WHOLE LOT of finesse. Young Matthew Broderick speaks directly to his audience throughout the movie, so you mustn’t let him down!

From marching in a parade and singing on the top of a float, a Cubs game, The Art Institute, a fancy french restaurant, all the way to the top of the John Hancock building, Ferris covers every square foot of Chicago on his day off. I think it’s safe to say that “day off” is a euphemism for “ditch day,” or “plays hooky”.  At least he accomplished a lot on his “day off” to make the plotting and planning worth it.

The takeaways from this classic 80s movie run deeper than a how-to on ditching school. Ferris instills in his audience an important life lesson, which is to seize the day. As he famously says, “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!”

You know the movie, now check out 5 fun facts you might not know about the making of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:

…It’s over. Go home!

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