Ferris Bueller is the type of kid who is always testing his limits during times he should not be. He knows exactly who he can pick on, it just so happens that the vice principal of his school, Mr. Rooney, is one of those people. On this particular skip day, Rooney, is on to him and his phony illness. Ferris had it made; out of school for the day with his best friend, Cameron, but that was not enough, he wanted more. He wanted Sloane. Ferris, being the sly genius that he is, devised a plan to make that happen.
Moments later, Mr. Rooney receives a phone call (from who he believes to be Ferris impersonating Sloane’s father).
While he is in the middle of threatening this man on the phone, he receives a call on the other line. Who could it be from? Well, Ferris Bueller of course. Once Rooney realizes that he just strung together some of the nastiest words the English language has to offer and directed them towards a parent, he is catapulted in to a long line of apologies. At this point, Rooney will do anything for this enraged parent so he does not lose his job.
It is later discovered that the mysterious man on the phone asking for Sloane to be released from school was Cameron. Ferris’ plan was executed perfectly. This is one of my favorite scenes from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off because it portrays all of the characters so perfectly. Ferris is a manipulative teenage boy who always seems to do whatever he wants and never gets caught. His best friend, Cameron, is someone who plays by the rules, because of his timid, dull lifestyle. These contradicting personalities prove to be beneficial to both characters throughout the course of the film.
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Vice Principal Rooney plays the role of the villain; he is trying to ruin Ferris’ skip day and force him to repeat his senior year. He has a very old school way of doing things, which does not clash well with Ferris’ ideal lifestyle. A perfect representation of all the characters in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off can be found in the Dark Knight Rises. Ferris is constantly doing whatever spontaneous activity he wants and always getting away with it, no matter the severity of the situation.
Whether he is doing something as innocent as cutting class, or something as severe as claiming to be someone that he is not at the nicest restaurant in town, he always finds a way out. He is always pushing Cameron to live a little. While Cameron wants to sit in his room and complain about how sick he is, Ferris convinces him to come over and hit the town. In this respect, Ferris is very relatable to Bruce Wayne (Batman).
They are both constantly pushing their admirers to be all that they can be.
Just like Wayne is a mentor to John Blake (Robin), Ferris is a role model to Cameron. Although Ferris and Wayne are different in the way they handle situations (Ferris being mentally strong and Batman being physically strong), they are very similar in their willingness to give or help others, in a sense. Another similarity between Ferris and Batman is the fact that they both have a kind of second identity. When Batman is not out saving the world from the latest villain, he is Bruce Wayne. Wayne is a billionaire genius who requires a crutch to walk around.
Ferris does not have as distinct of an alter ego, but he definitely acts different around various people. Around his parents, Ferris is an innocent little boy who is quite ill. They believed he could never hurt a fly. Around Cameron, Ferris is typically more spontaneous, because he feels he has to make up for what Cameron lacks. Around Sloane, Ferris is a sweet, loving boy whom she will one day marry. I really enjoyed Ferris’ character because he was entertaining to watch. I never knew what stunt he was going to pull next, and I thought that was hilarious.
Cameron is the most relatable character in the movie, because he fits the description of Robin almost perfectly. Both characters are very unsure of themselves in the beginning of their respected movies, but towards the end they both show that they had changed into a man in their own ways. Cameron, at the very beginning, is a pathetic excuse for a man. He never takes any risks, never has any fun; he is living in constant fear of his father. Once Ferris convinces him to get out of bed and go have some fun, the transformation from boy to man has already begun.
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He becomes more easy-going and exciting as the movie progresses, although he remains reluctant to all of Ferris’ actions. The final transformation occurs at the end of the movie when they have the back of his dad’s prized car up on an axel, so they can take the miles off of it and not get caught. Once Ferris realizes that the miles are not coming off, he alerts Cameron. In a fury, Cameron kicks the car repeatedly, destroying the headlights and front bumper, until the axel becomes dislodged.
Satisfied with the destruction he has caused, Cameron leans on the car in a content manor. This little bit of weight is enough to finish pushing the car off the axel, sending Cameron tumbling to the ground to watch as the Porsche shoots out of the second story garage into the untamed wilderness below. As the car lay in the bushes, completely destroyed, Ferris says that he will accept the blame, that it was his fault. Cameron declines his offer. With his rejection of the offer, Cameron was accepting the wrath that was his father’s anger. Cameron had officially become a man.
I really enjoyed Cameron’s character, because he is the most relatable to me. Just a few years ago, I was a lost boy, much like Cam in the beginning. I did not know who I was or what I wanted to do with myself. Slowly, I started finding things that peak my interest. I got involved and took the initiative to find things for me to do. I had stepped up and become a man. Mr. Rooney is a very interesting character. He always thinks that he has Ferris with his back against the wall and nowhere to go, but Ferris always weasels his way out of it.
Rooney’s persistence really tells a lot about him. The fact that he never gives up, even after being completely beaten, bruised, and used as a chew toy by the Bueller’s dog really shows just how much he hates Ferris. It shows that he really is an evil person, much like the character of Bane in Dark Knight Rises. Bane is hungry for power and he will not let anything stand between them. He will beat someone senseless if they even think about crossing him. Mr. Rooney, much like Bane, had a very old school type of masculinity about him.
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Both of these characters are very physical and take matters into their own hands. I did not care much for Rooney’s aggressive character. While he was a very funny person to watch, I did not understand why he did everything that he did. Some of his actions were just so far-fetched; it kept me from being too sucked in to the movie. Ferris’ character is also quite extreme, but I found him to be more relatable and likeable, primarily because of how close we are in age. Rooney’s character was the most irrational part of the movie, in my eyes.
Jeanie is Ferris’ sister in the movie. She starts out a jealous character who has nothing to be jealous about at all. She has the reputation of being the bad kid of the family, in her parent’s eyes. In reality, the bad kid of the family is Ferris. He never gets caught doing anything that he could get in trouble for. However, anytime Jeanie does something bad, she gets caught. One can understand how frustrating this would become after many instances. I saw Jeanie as a character who is too busy wanting what Ferris has to ever be grateful for what she has.
If she would just take a step back from the jealousy, she would realize that there are plenty of things she has that Ferris does not. For example, Ferris does not have a car while Jeanie does. Ferris got a computer for his birthday even though all he wanted was a car. He does not spend time worrying about things that other people have, because that can lead to jealousy. Instead, he is just living his life to the fullest. I prefer someone like Ferris more than Jeanie; she is too controlling and jealous for my taste.
I found Ferris and his crew to be a quite hilarious team; they did everything they wanted and never even got caught. Although Cam will have to face his dad and tell him what happened, we can all agree that everything happened for the best regarding that; Cameron finally became a real man. I believe that anyone can find something humorous in this movie. Parents can relate to how mad Cameron’s dad is going to be when he finds out about the car, while the kids will giggle when Ferris takes over the whole parade; it truly is one for the ages.
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