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'Ferris Bueller's Day Off': Fake trailer converts classic '80s comedy into awful '00s dramedy

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Alec BaldwinThere is a thin line between yuppies and hipsters, and as a new fake trailer proves, it doesn’t take very much to convert John Hughes’ ’80s-teens-on-the-run comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off into an indie-film tale of mopey suburbanites with massive feelings. The video reconstitutes Ferris Bueller into a kind of proto-Garden State, with light music on the soundtrack and an emphasis on lines like “I am not gonna sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m gonna take a stand!” From a film analysis perspective, the fake trailer is a good reminder that John Hughes had a pretty remarkable visual sense — all those wide-angle shots and stark close-ups. From a historical perspective, we finally have scientific proof that Alan Ruck was the Michael Cera of the ’80s. Check out the video after the jump…

PopWatchers, did John Hughes accidentally invent terrible indie films? Are today’s teens too overworked to enjoy a day off from school? Is a hipster just a yuppie with “bad” clothes, “good” music taste, and “quotation marks”? Anyone? Anyone?

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