“Stand By Me” (1986)

Stand By Me
Stand By Me
Film Studio: Columbia Pictures

Genre: Adventure, Drama      
Starring: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman…
Release Date: August 22, 1986


After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Modern Classic Cinema Review by Audrey:

Stand By Me was a movie that I knew my family watched while I was growing up. For as long as I can remember I had wanted to see it, and now I can finally say I have.

This movie caught my attention immediately, and the connections they develop to the characters are ones that I have not felt in a long time.  Even days after watching the movie, I find myself still thinking about it and can find nothing about it that wasn’t amazing. Sure, some of the acting was cheesy but it never got in the way of the plot or the main points the movie was successfully making.

Every aspect in the movie was there for a purpose. Whether it be the songs the boys were singing, to the silent moments where nothing needed to be said. Each second of the movie was designed for a specific reason and nothing was pointless. To me, no matter if it is a book or a movie, making every second count is the most important quality a narrative can hold.

Stand By Me will forever be remembered as one of the best movies I have seen. Not just in the classic genre either.

Audrey’s Rating: 6/6

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