Stand By Me (1986): A Great Films mini-review

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Rob Reiner


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

My mini-review:

A truly brilliant coming-of-age story that is among the most heartfelt and emotionally resonating films I have ever seen. Watching these young actors play characters that many of us would have passed by during our own childhoods makes it a very relatable film. Everything about this film was just perfect and I enjoyed watching every single moment of it. A classic that deserves to be watched time and time again.

Favorite Scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)

  • Leeches scene
  • Train scene
  • Pie-eating contest scene
  • Milk money scene
  • Chris and Gordie part ways

Outstanding performances:

  • Wil Wheaton (as Gordie Lachance)
  • River Phoenix (as Chris Chambers)
  • Corey Feldman (as Teddy Duchamp)
  • Jerry O'Connell (as Vern Tessio)
  • Kiefer Sutherland (as Ace Merrill)


1 hours and 29 minutes




Adventure / Drama

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