Friday, July 24, 2009

A movie idea

Starring Matthew Broderick, seeing as how dude ain't doing shit these days, except being up Sarah Jessica Woof-woof.

It's the long awaited sequel to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." It's called, "Ferris Bueller's Midlife Crisis."

So Ferris graduated, married Sloane, had some kids, and became, much to his chagrin, a corporate suckass. As he approaches his 50s, he has the opportunity to look back on his life and realizes, one day, that he wants to recapture a little bit of who he used to be.

Unfortunately, he lost contact with Cameron, but since Cameron was so much a part of his young life, he and Sloane will have to trek to find him, but they learn that he's hospitalized in a psych unit. This means calling to work and working up a plan to bust Cameron out. Then the party's on!

There's all kinds of angles to take with this story. In fact, one theory I read on the internet is that "Ferris Bueller," the film, is much more intriguing if you look at it like "Fight Club." That is, Ferris Bueller, the person, exists solely in the mind of Cameron, and that it's Cameron who is in love with Sloane, it's Cameron that's doing all the crazy shit because he needs a cipher to represent him in the real world. Ferris "goes home" at the point that Cameron realizes that he must own up and take responsibility for his desire to be more outgoing, when people like his dad are trying to keep him in the unwanted role of a straight arrow.

"Ferris Bueller's Midlife Crisis" would be the film to bring all that home.

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