In the move Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, directed by John Hughes, Ferris Bueller the main character, disguises himself being sick on a day of school. He decides to convince his friends to enjoy a day in the city with him. Aware of the consequences, Ferris takes a chance of getting caught by his parents who believe he is truly sick. Ferris finally meets up with his friends Cameron and Sloane and they are unsure about what they are going to do: “The question isn’t what are we going to do. The question is what aren’t we going to do” (Ferris Bueller). Ferris believes that there are endless opportunities everyday and that you should always be adventurous and fulfill your everyday. Ferris sees life from a different perspective than some people, to take a risk and face your fears in order to be successful in life. His friends wonder why he would skip school to roam the city for the day: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” (Ferris Bueller). He’s saying that you need to explore and see what the world has to offer. If you are too focused on one thing you could miss something that might be worth looking into. The meaning of life in this movie is to take risks and be an opportunist, when you face your fears and live your days fulfilling your goals, you will live a happy and successful life.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Dir. John Hughes. Perf. Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck. N.p., n.d. Web.