Buying into the take away message from the 1986 film ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, Dan Willis provides the audience with an overview of how following the titular character’s mantra of embracing life from every angle has worked out for him. Willis’s use of clips from the film to back-up his points helps to elucidate what we can learn from Ferris as well as providing a different way to engage the audience. However, those unfamiliar with the movie and its premise may at times feel slightly alienated and lost. A self-confessed computing geek, Willis naturally identifies with the film’s nerdy character Cameron, and in many ways, he is indeed like him: affable and awkwardly funny but someone who may need a spark to try something different.
Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4-26 Aug, 5.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Christopher Rumbles]