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Stand by Me
(1986)

Country: USA

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

Four boys secretly embark upon a quest to find the dead body of boy who has been hit by a train. There’s Gordie (Wheaton), the intelligent, creative one with the obviously bright future. His best buddy, Chris (Phoenix), hardens his image in order to hide the pain from the physical abuse he endures at home, all the while harboring the hope of escaping that image. Rounding out the foursome are Vern (O'Connell), the pudgy tagalong, and Teddy (Feldman), a loyal and funny but troubled kid with a death wish.

Notes

  • Based on Stephen King’s novella THE BODY.
  • Director: Rob Reiner.

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It does one thing perfect. It gives you the nostalgia of friendship as a kid.

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This film is dear to the hearts of many and I can see why. It's hard to go far wrong with River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton and a story of boyhood friendships and adventures and of nostalgia for times past. That said, a few things about it rang false to me. For instance, River Phoenix's character is implausibly emotionally mature for a twelve-year-old, and like clockwork, three of the main four have a crisis and break down crying, then are consoled -- except for the fat kid, who's just there for comic relief. I thought the Argentinian short film Raw Love did a much better job with the themes of deep friendship, unspoken love and the losses of growing up. Mind you, I didn't much care for Reiner's hugely popular The Princess Bride either, so maybe I'm loopy!

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I will not say this is my favorite movie, because I have to many to pick just one. But I always watch this movie when it comes on TV.

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