The story involves these four kids going on a weekend hike to find a dead kid that apparently got hit by a train. The campfire scene is great, the milk money seen is great, and one of my favorites is the train scene. This movie made me laugh, cry, rejoice and fear with Chris, Gordie, Teddy and Vern. It's such a feel good movie, but not in the sense of a 10 year old's feel good movie. I loved the last scene with Chris and Gordie, and the closing monologue. I loved the campfire scenes, and today I look back on my own childhood, and remember with a laugh the amazingly similar things I used to laugh and wonder about with my friends.
There's also the Stand By Me music video with River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, and obviously Ben E. It makes you feel complete when you watch it. So it didn't have the same nostalgic sense it had for so many. It's not that I can't think of anything original, but that others seem to have felt the exact same emotions as I did when watching this film. Up until I saw this movie I had never held much regard for River Phoenix, but the poignancy and sincerity which River added to the role of Chris Chambers touched me to the point of tears. Also, every one of those kids is made three dimensional in creative and smooth ways, making you feel like you really knew them by the end of the film.
I don't want to be a writer, it's a stupid waste of time! Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right. Although this is not a recent film, it is a genuine, inspiring film that is so refreshing-being so different than the films Hollywood often gives us. But to me, it was the whole world. Vern is the fat kid who always gets picked on, Teddy and Chris both have abusive or deranged fathers, not to mention Chris's cruel brother, and Gordie is a young boy who lost his brother three months earlier in a violent accident and who has been largely ignored by his parents ever since. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Written by Goofs When Gordie goes into Denny's room looking for his canteen, a Michigan State pennant is displayed on the wall. The last line of the movie is so true.
This movie is literally filled with actors who have achieved varying degrees of success over the years, such as Jerry O'Connell, who played Vern, River Phoenix, who could have been bigger than Leonardo DiCaprio if he hadn't died, Corey Feldman, who has grown into an unenviable but visible existence, Kiefer Sutherland, who has become an excellent and very well known actor, John Cusack can be seen in a small role as Gordie's late brother, and of course, Richard Dreyfuss, who played the narrator and Gordie as an adult, has remained famous but originally achieved fame more than a decade before Stand By Me was filmed or the original story was even written. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. They also talk about working with River Phoenix. Everyone can relate to at least one of the boys in it at one time in their life. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.
I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. I remember dreaming about being a writer and an actress, I remember standing up to bullies, I remember walking or riding with my friends, I remember being afraid, and crying onto a friend's shoulder. There is a real sense of comrarderie between the four of them. But this film explores the fears and anxieties of what it was like to be 12 again. That they found out who was strong, and who just talked tough. Mike, Gary, Andy and myself were inseparable. This film is a brilliant, well-acted masterpiece! My personal favorite is Chris Chambers, which i know this will probably drive you guys nuts that almost every other person does too, but River Phoenix is just so touching.
I saw this movie only a couple months ago and was blown away by it's style and acting. Stand By Me is yet another one of the stories made into a movie from the author who has had more stories made into movies than any other author in history, Stephen King. It's not overly mushy and sad, but it's not so tough that only a sixteen year old boy could stand it. Perhaps this is a personal bias because I had friends like this when I was 12, but having said that this is one of the best films I have ever seen and it hits every chord perfectly. It happens sometimes, friends come in and out of your life like busboys at a restaurant.
Feel that kind of friendship that so many people long for. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right. You feel for each character, no matter how mean or nice they are. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Even though this is a very clever story with which to tell a fall from innocence story, it is the brilliant characterization and the incredible acting that really make this a classic film.
There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one people. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right. It happened in the summer of 1959-a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. . It's the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys - Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern - are fast friends. What Stand By Me does is brings you back to a time when friendship was more pure and innocent and meant more. Unfortunately, the town's bullies are also out to find the body for the same reason, which leads to the films ultimate final climax.
There were four of us that were friends and we were known as the Stand By Me Crew. The 'milk-money' scene was probably one of my all-time favourite scenes in movie history. But this film is honest about it's assessment of how they feel. For some, it's the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life. I'm not just going to sit here and talk about how hott River Pheonix was. I give this film a 100+ and recommend it to everyone.
It is extremely rare that a film comes along that stars young kids and is so moving and powerful. It's not jam packed with action sequences or it doesn't have fluffy pink bunnies hopping around in it either. And why don't you people read these books? This movie is well rounded in my perspective. Stand by Me 1986 Subtitles It's the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys - Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern - are fast friends. It's the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys - Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern - are fast friends. The four boys are played brilliantly by Wil Wheaton, Jerry O'Connell Coosh from Jerry Maguire , Corey Feldman and River Phoenix.