I loved Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) pretty much from the moment I saw it.
There was something intoxicating about the way Ferris got way with all the sorts of things that I, good straight laced Christian lad just finishing university, would never have dreamed of attempting (but secretly wish I had).
Pretend to be sick and score a day at home, fooling not your mum but the faculty at your school? Done!
Go joyriding in your depressive best friend’s dad’s 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder? Done!
Lead the annual Von Steuben Day Parade through downtown Chicago after going to a baseball game at Wrigley Field and seeing the sights? Done!
Sure he almost gets caught but the glorious thing for a guy like me who had the feat of God hammered into him from a young age? Bueller got off scot free!
And remember – “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Even in 8-Bit.
(source: Laughing Squid)