Last Seen In: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Hear us out. As much as we’d love to keep Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) relegated to a time when blowing off responsibilities meant skipping class, not missing a mortgage payment, we need the unfazed optimist now more than ever.
It’s not a guarantee that Ferris and Sloane settled down and started a family, but they never struck us as the ‘take things slow’ type. A follow-up film with Ferris deciding to escape not from work, but his wife and kids for another day of legendary hijinx (along with Cameron, assuming he hasn’t descended into all-out depression) wouldn’t just be fun, but a confirmation that living life to the fullest isn’t just for the youthful.
The concept was good for a laugh with the ‘Broderick’s Day Off’ Superbowl commercial, but lacked the Ferris ‘spirit’ and vigor we all know so well.