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Without a doubt this movie is probably the best coming of age flick
around, it has terrific acting and an incredibly touching plot that
keeps you going throughout the whole film. I think the reason I love
this film so much is because, everyone in some way could relate to it.
When you're a pre-teen and have a close group of friends and face
something so intense together, there's that special bond that no matter
how much you loose touch with each other, one day, you just think of
them and that one incident.
Stand by Me is about 4 pre-teen boys whose summer is about to end and
they are about to start junior high. They've obviously grown up
together and are nervous of the world they are about to face, where
they are no longer kids, but just about to become adults. When their
friend, Vern, tells them about a kid their age that is missing that he
found out by listening in on his brother where the kid's body is, the
boys think it would be so cool to find the body and become the local
town heroes. They have one problem though, there are these big tough
guys who want to find the body first, it's a matter of who will reach
it first. But of course, it's the bonding of the boys that really gets
you into the film.
These are some of the best characters I have seen on film, we start
with Gordy. Gordy is an intelligent writer who lost his big brother,
his idol, in a car crash recently and can't get any love or respect
from his father and it's obvious that he gets it from his friends.
That's what keeps him going. Chris is the leader of the gang and
Gordy's best friend, he comes from a very bad family and is dubbed the
bad seed everywhere, he's the kid who you knew in school and just knew
he'd turn out bad, but there's a deeper side to him. The speech that
River Phoenix turned out for Chris was so beautifully dilvered as a
child who's been disappointed so many times by an adult.
Teddy is another bad kid sort of speak, he has a bad home life where
his father is crazy and nearly killed him a few times. He has a quick
temper, but you can tell that his friends keep him down to Earth and
help him through the worst times. Then there's Vern, the funny fat kid
who is pretty much scarred of everything, and in some ways is the 4th
wheel. Still, Vern you can tell is a great friend and the other's
appreciate him despite how he can hold them back.
The acting is just phenomenal. Now, the directing, Rob Reiner is
without a doubt one of the best directors of all time, he took these
young boys and pushed them to their limits, he was so smart about it as
well. He said in an interview that he had to get pre-teen boys who were
close to the personality of the character in the film, so it would come
natural to the pre-teen actors, and you could tell that this film was
his baby, he put so much thought and love into this film. That's what
makes this film so special, nothing could ever compete with a coming of
age film like Stand By Me.
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