Monday, June 10, 2013

My Answer to the Latest Criticwire Survey: Where is Ferris Bueller Now?

It has been 27 years since Ferris Bueller’s Day Off came out, meaning that the kid who was about 17 at the time would now be 44. So where would Ferris Bueller be now?

Let’s see, Bueller was charming, funny and likable – no one hated Bueller – but he was also selfish and a little bit sociopathic in the way he thinks about himself more than anyone else. He has a way of exploiting people while still making them feel good about themselves – see how he treats his so called best friend and girlfriend in the movie.
With that in mind, I think Bueller would have ended up on Wall Street. He would have no problem as a smart, young go-getter getting into a big firm, and banking millions on unsuspecting people, selling them junk bonds or subprime mortgages. He would have banked millions – and then would have left to start his own company, buying and selling other firms, laying people off, etc. Ferris is the type of guy that always has the luck and never gets into trouble, he would have left Wall Street and sold his business for tons of cash before the crisis back in 2008 hit. Now a charming “self-made” millionaire with a “business” background, he does what comes naturally – runs for a wins the Senate seat for the Republican party, going on and on and on lower taxes, government waste and reducing debt, he is now seen as the future of the party – a frontrunner for the Presidential nomination in 2016.

Basically, Bueller is who he has always been – the way you know you should despise, but can’t bring yourself to do so.

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