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Ratings for Stand by Me
(1986)

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31 member reviews/ratings for this Movie

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Reviews for Stand by Me

31 reviews/ratings - 4 pages (10 reviews/ratings per page)

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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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Plenty of boy actor Oscar nominations for this outstanding film. All four boys played their parts very well indeed with possibly Wil Wheaton as Gordie taking the prize. An all American nostalgia trip into boyhood beautifully acted with wonderful outdoor settings. I was pleased even Kent Lutrell, who played the dead kid, got in the credits.

Apparently, Bob Reiner the director, had difficulty getting Wil Wheaton and Jerry O'Connell to show enough fear when running across the bridge ahead of the train. He had to yell at them that they were wasting the film crew's time having to reshoot which got the results he wanted. A fine film and a must for every boy film buff's DVD shelf.

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