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Stand by Me

19 Ratings: 3.9
Director: Rob Reiner; Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell; Release Date: March 22, 2005

Based on Stephen King?s novella THE BODY, director Rob Reiner's STAND BY ME is the disarmingly tender and subtly sublime story of four kids on the precipice of early adulthood who embark upon a quest. There?s Gordie (Wil Wheaton), the intelligent, creative … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Stephen King, Movie Adaptations, Rob Reiner, Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, see all
Release Date: 1986
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Stand by Me
review by . December 29, 2009
In 1982, Stephen King published a collection of short stories and called it Different Seasons to show the world he could write about much more than things that go bump in the night.  Within Different Seasons three of them were adapted into films.  There was Apt Pupil in 1998, The Shawshank Redemption in 1994 (which went on to become one of the most memorable movies ever) but before those two there was Stand By Me.  Which is based on a short story called "The Body."  …
review by . May 19, 2009
Stand By Me i a pedestrian adaptation of the novella THE BODY. The direction by Rob Reiner was real good by the script was bad and it was too white bread for my taste. That's what I liked about the story, anyone could relate to it but when it's milked through by a hack writer and pacified for mainstream audiences it becomes bland and generic. But the acting form the kids was real good and it's watchable but not as great as soon many people make it out to be.    STAND BY ME follows …
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