I Hate Ferris Bueller!

"What Make Him so Goddam Special?" Reaganite anti-hero, or smug individualist? Let us know at IHateFerrisBueller at gmail.com

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Ferris Beuller, You're My Hero

Sharon C. McGovern defends Ferris from the arrows of '80s movie critics, who decried its lack of social critique.

No! says McGovern, that is missing the point: the film is a work of fiction, Ferris is a rich kid, having a day off from school, not a social realist work. And the message - if there is one - is not to follow your parents or outside forces when you don't want. Take a day off, and look around.

He's still smug, though.

Ferris's views on European politics

I do have a test today, that wasn't bullsh**. It's on European Socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who gives a crap if they're Socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car

A student explains why Ferris sucks

Ferris: the conformist rebel. (Adobe .pdf format.)

(Or get it in html here.)