The Ferris Bueller Super Bowl Commercial Sucks Long Duk Dong

Yes, I'm mixing up my John Hughes movies.

For some reason people were really excited about Matthew Broderick reprising his Ferris Bueller role for a Honda commercial during the Super Bowl. Bueller, of course, is the ultimate Reagan-era middle class white selfish prick, exactly the kind of guy who probably grew up to crash the US economy. I wouldn't be surprised if he worked at Freddie Mac, or was one of George W Bush's main advisors. 

But the commercial is actually just Matthew Broderick, actor, taking the day off. In his Honda. And mostly re-enacting scenes from the movie, but in LA. It's not really very good at all. It IS sort of irritating in the same Ferris Bueller way - as millions of Americans are out of work, here's this smug jerk running around town, ducking out from the oh-so-tough responsibilities of being a semi-famous actor. That'll sell some cars.

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