Okay, first of all? You should all stop by tomorrow, because Deidre and I had a super exciting, supersized Dessert Day over the weekend and the results will be up!
Secondly, this is probably going to be a little lighter on pictures than my Movie Monday posts usually are, because I STILL have crappy, insanely slow internet. How slow, you ask? Well, I tried to download 8MB of anti-virus updates the other day, and after it took 30 minutes to download 300KB, I gave up. So yeah. It's slow.
Reasons why Ferris Bueller's Day Off is awesome:
1. Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller. He. Is. Phenomenal.
3. The parade scene. Made even more awesome by the fact that it's a Steuben Parade, exactly like the one Sara and I saw in New York last year. Except that the one we saw didn't feature Matthew Broderick singing "Danke Schoen" on a parade float. Shame...
4. Jennifer Grey as Jeanie Bueller. You probably know her best as Baby from Dirty Dancing. I actually love her more in this as Ferris' sarcastic and slightly bitter "How come everything goes HIS way?" sister.
6. Mr Rooney. He's an epic douche who gets what's coming to him.
7. Ferris playing "Blue Danube" on his keyboard (which, I might add, takes 5" floppy discs!) in coughing and vomiting sound effects.
8. Grace, Mr Rooney's assistant. She's HILARIOUS.
9. Crashing the Ferrari.
10. A spectacular cameo by Charlie Sheen, in which he basically plays his future self.
12. The scene where they lean against the glass of Sears Tower and stare down at the streets below.
13. The restaurant maitre d'.
14. The scene where Cameron's sitting in his car, debating whether to go and pick Ferris up.
15. Ferris interacting directly with the camera.
16. Mr Rooney snooping around Ferris' house, and everything going horribly wrong.
17. The whole of downtown Chicago spontaneously dancing to "Twist and Shout". Gotta love the Beatles.
18. The entire scene at the Art Institute of Chicago.
20. Ferris racing to beat his parents home.
21. Throwing the baseball at the stereo to switch it off.
22. It's a John Hughes movie. They were all pretty spectacular.
23. Ferris convincing various freshmen over the phone that he's dying.
24. "Save Ferris" on the town water tower.
25. Cameron pretending to be Sloane's father on the phone to Mr Rooney.
Plus, the following quotes:
- "Ferris Bueller, you're my hero."
- "What'd I do?" "You killed the car..."
- "Look, this... This is not a phoney phone call. There is an intruder, male, Caucasian, possibly armed, certainly weird, IN MY HOUSE. Yeah, my...my...my name is Bueller. Yeah, it's real nice that you hope my brother's feeling better, but I'm in danger, okay?? I am very cute, I am very alone, and I am very protective of my body. I do not want it violated or killed, alright?? I NEED HELP! SPEAKA DA ENGLISH?????"
- "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
- "May I speak to Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago?"
- "What's the score?" "Nothing-nothing" "Who's winning?"
- "How could I possibly be expected to handle school on a day like this?"
- "You're not dying. You just can't think of anything good to do."
- "Oh, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavours last night. I guess it's pretty serious."
- "Bueller... Bueller... Bueller... Bueller..."
- "Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond."
- "I didn't hit you. I lightly slapped you."
- "I am not gonna sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life."
- "He doesn't feel well." "Yeah, right. Dry that one out, you could use it to fertilise the lawn."
- "If you're not over here in fifteen minutes, you can find a new best friend." "You've been saying that since the fifth grade."
- "[sings] When Cameron was in Egypt's land/Let my Cameron gooooooooo"
- "Hey batter batter batter batter batter SWING batter."
- "Ladies and gentlemen, you are such a wonderful crowd, we'd like to play a little tune for you. It's one of my personal favourites, and I'd like to dedicate it to a young man who doesn't think he's seen anything good today - Cameron Frye, this one's for you."
- "Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Isms in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off people."
- "The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a good non-specific symptom; I'm a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you a good phony fever is a dead lock, but, uh... you get a nervous mother, you could wind up in a doctor's office. That's worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and when you're bent over, moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then so is high school."
I don't think I can deal with it if anyone hates this movie. So I shall instead ask you who your favourite character is and what your favourite scene is. Aaaaaaaand...GO!