December 11th 2008 23:00
John Hughes helped define a generation with his teenage dramas and young-at-heart comedies.
My favourite, and plenty of other peoples, has to be Mathew Broderick’s peak performance – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
This movie is one of the most iconic of the decade. Every line is quotable gold and every scene is memorable bullion.
Just as Henry Winkler did, somehow the geeky and modest Broderick turned his character into The Fonz of his generation.
Even the small characters are great – like Ferris’ dad, Ronney’s secretary, the famous school teacher, or Charlie Sheen’s legendary cameo. Hell; even the car is a memorable character.
There are just as many memorable moments as characters:
The vomiting synthesizer, kissing Sloane as her ‘dad’, the nurse who likes to..., save ferris, killing the car, catatonic Cameron, Abe Froman – the Sausage King of Chicago, Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?, the shifty carpark, the run home, twist & shout...I could go on forever.
Truly a classic 80s movie.
‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.’
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