Monday, June 3, 2013

Stand By Me (1986) review


This summer adventure flick about a group of friends going on a journey is heartfelt, sentimental, nostalgic, and a lot of fun as well. The plot and some of the twists may bizarre, and some of the acting may get annoying after a while, but it's still a great movie.

PLOT:In 1959, a group of young boys including invisible kid, Gordie LaChance (Wil Wheaton), tough kid, Chris Chambers (River Phoenix), spontaneous nerd, Teddy DuChamp (Corey Feldman), and wimpy guy, Vern Tessio (Jerry O'Connell) go on a journey across their town in search of the long lost corpse of a boy around their age who was hit by a train. The journey isn't easy, however. The boys must deal with the older kids and their emotions on the way there, for each of them has a troubled past. It's a great plot executed very well.

ACTING:The acting for the most part in this movie is very great. The four young boys played great parts. They still had a twinge of inexperienced child acting, but Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell still succeeded to play a fun part of preteen adolescence. The other shiners would be Richard Dreyfuss as the writer, Kiefer Sutherland as Ace Merrill, and John Cusack as Denny LaChance.

SCORE:The score in this movie is simple but very much inspired.

OTHER CONTENT:This movie brings back many feelings of my younger preteen days. My friends and I used to go out and explore what seemed like the world, hoping to find some kind of interesting thing in the woods. The feelings of adventure and a good time evoke old feelings in me, and makes me miss my older days. I love watching these kids get together and have a good adventure and open up. It's nostalgic to me, even though I didn't grow up in those times. However, the plot and some if its various twists seemed a little too bizarre for me and the child acting got a tad annoying after a while.

OVERALL,a great movie with a great plot, great acting, inspiring score, feelings of nostalgia, and the ability to evoke several younger memories for me, but some of the plot twists were just bizarre and the child acting got a little annoying after a while.

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