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Murphy Library film plays hooky

Posted on: October 2, 2010

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a master at teenage deception, whether toward his parents, school administration, or best friend.  When he decides a day off is in order, he gets his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) to join in, along with the Ferrari belonging to and beloved by Cameron’s dad.

The Murphy Library is showing “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” at 3:15 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Thursday.  Students, parents and teachers will enjoy it, with the caveat that students do not try this at home, or school.  The film is rated PG-13 and runs 103 minutes.

Director John Hughes died last year but not before leaving us with a string of films that show teenage angst in all its glory.  “The Breakfast Club,” “Pretty in Pink,” and “Sixteen Candles” capture the mood and language of teens.  And “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is the perfect antidote for the first month back in school.

Once the Ferrari is revved and running, Ferris has to get his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) out of school.  The excuse is one for the record books.  Then it’s on to the great city of Chicago for a day of adventure like none other.

Director Hughes grew up near Chicago and takes us all over the Windy City, from Wrigley Field to the Sears Tower, from the Loop to Lake Shore Drive.  And although Hughes is gone, his films remain a testimony to those glory days of wind in your hair and singing in a parade.

Call the library at 837-2417.

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