Almost two weeks ago, I derided film snobs for telling us what kind of movies we should and shouldn’t like. Yesterday, the fetching Stephen Green (sorry, fellas, he’s straight; sorry, gals, he’s married) took one to task for doing the same sort of thing, lamenting the enduring appeal of one of the greatest films of the 1980s, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
And this flick is more than just an entertaining one. It endures because it presents Ferris as a man whose attitude was worthy of emulation. As Green puts it:
Ferris, in other words, had plenty of adversity. He just handled his with the aplomb the rest of us wish we had. Everybody at school loved him for that. And why shouldn’t they? After all — we love him for it, too.
Not only do we love him for it, but this attitude has a very real effect in the life of his uptight best friend, with Bueller serving as “the catalyst for the deep changes which Cameron [that friend] undergoes.”
As Glenn, who alerts us to the post, might say, “Read the whole thing.”