It was Matthew Broderick's second-best movie (Wargames, people.) and the one that actually made him look cool. It foreshadowed where Charlie Sheen's life would eventually end up. It convinced an entire generation that Twist & Shout was a new song.
Personally? It helped define a young, 16-year-old me as a man. Who wouldn't want to be Ferris Bueller? I'm not talking Broderick — though I'm sure he's a very nice man — I'm talking Ferris-f'n-Bueller. Always had a plan, always had the right thing to say, always knew how to relate to everyone. I mean…who doesn't want to sing Danke Schoen on a float in the middle of a crowded parade?
So with the numbness that comes with watching another piece of your childhood slowly be "corporate synergized" to death, watch Ferris Bueller's Day Off in its entirety for free on Facebook Live this Sunday, June 11th, at 7 p.m. ET on the Domino's Pizza Facebook page.
Facebook Live Movie Night is in partnership with EPIX, who holds the streaming rights to the film. For the pizza franchise, this streaming event ties-in with their current (painfully bad) ad campaign where Stranger Things star Joe Keery (who I actually like) re-enact (desecrate) iconic (once-iconic) scenes from the film (cheesily bad). I mean, he's got hair that makes him look like Harry Styles' stunt double, racing to be on time for his…pizza? They'll wait a few minutes, Joe! They'll wait!
But just when I'd resigned myself to throwing dirt on another childhood memory, I'm reminded that this is being done to observe the 31st anniversary of the film…and has absolutely nothing to do with selling more pizza or cable channel subscriptions. My naivety keeps me warm at night…
(Just stay away from The 'Burbs, the entire run of Bosom Buddies and any John Cusack movie before 2000. Otherwise? We fight.)