I wasn’t really the right age for the John Hughes films when they came out – I was 8 when The Breakfast Club came out for example but I’ve still devoured them all.
Obviously there’s Ferris. I think I’ve quoted every line from that film at some point. Very often in sync with it playing in the background. It’s that kind of film.
Everything a John Hughes film should be but it does very often get missed off the lists.
And now that John Hughes is no longer with us it seems as good a time as any to revisit its masterful beginning … the ending’s smart too but in a departure from this blog we’ll go with the start: