Lake County, Illinois is apparently not what it used to be. In the 1980s it had been well off for so long it was the natural setting for a flamboyant but really kind of annoying movie about the problems of an affluent white youth. Half of the movie is an excuse to look at a red 1965 Ferrari 250 California GT and there’s also some whacky moments as young Ferris gyrates selfishly between parents, friends and his love object. Why it ever became a cult classic, though, is beyond us. Now, this not being a film blog anyway Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is only here as an entry point to a new Lake County that represents a changed American sprawl. If it were made today this movie would have a more realistic title like Ferris Bueller’s Permanent Layoff. The car would be a rotted out Geo Metro, too.