Ferris Bueller, you’re my hero.
Except, not really anymore.
Here is the whole, uncut, extendo-version.
It’s amusing. It’s an homage. It’s a clever remake.
It’s pretty much a complete sellout, and delivers a heartbreaking message: Even if you were as cool as Ferris Bueller, when you get old, you have no friends and have to drive a Honda CR-V instead of a Ferrari.
Broderick goes to the museum. Alone.
To the Amusement Park. Alone.
To the Racetrack. Alone.
To the Beach. Alone.
To Dinner. Alone.
Whatever – even without Cameron or Sloane, it’s fun. “The Hangover” and “Old School” director Todd Philips packs the two and a half minute Ferris-fest with many, many, many little pieces of the original film. Cameron’s Detroit Red Wings sweater makes an appearance. The CR-V boasts a “SO CHOICE” license plate. But the ad wouldn’t have been complete without the iconic Ferris Bueller vest. It’s there. Did you catch it?
Nostalgia aside, however, the message is somewhat better than the current Honda “Leap List” spots. Although the people composing such lists do at least seem to have companions in their lives…
Maybe Broderick should have actually called in sick on this one?