Stand by Me

Stand by Me

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This film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up takes place in a small Oregon town as four boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 06, 2019

Stand By Me is a coming of age film, that reminisces on the childhood of 4 kids during their summer break. It has a very simplistic vibe, that allows you to channel in your inner-kid, and adds a hint of mystery as well. The kids begin by hearing a rumor about a dead body and plan an adventure to find it. Little did they know, that there were other people with the same objective. The boys head off on a quest to find the body, and along the way they meet new and interesting characters, cause mischief and trouble, and learn more about themselves and the true meaning of friendship. Stand By Me is a film that releases the nostalgia in you, and allows you to see a new perspective. I rate this movie 5/5 stars. - @CoolReadz of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Stand by me is a film about 4 friends during their summer break from school. In this film, they decide to go on adventure to find a dead body that they found out about. Along the way, there are many twists and turns. This film is honestly one of my personal favorites over all. It's a very feel good, exciting film. It's also very iconic, and one of the greatest movies of all time. Stand By Me is very true to its original novel, called 'The Body'. This film is very meaningful to me because I relate to the kids. They are all different, yet fit in with each other. I would recommend this film to young teenagers who are looking to find themself, as these teenagers did in the film. I give this film a 5/5. -Gummibee11 of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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RoyalJellyIII
Jul 09, 2018

Really good... and still good! Based on a Stephen King short story.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Great movie. Shocked at how many good actors are in this film.

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Courier2003
Dec 08, 2017

An oldie, and a kids movie. Was good to see the actors in their youth.

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greatflicks
Nov 27, 2017

We both liked it and glade that we took the time to watch. A very nice move that was well acted and brought back some old memories.

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Matinee
Sep 02, 2017

Stand by Me is a great coming-of-age and summer movie. It takes place over Labor Day weekend. The screenplay was adapted from Stephen King's novella The Body, which is included in Different Seasons. I especially enjoy River Phoenix's performance. Stand by Me is rated R.

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lavasushi
Jul 21, 2017

I have watched STAND BY ME several times in my life, and will undoubtedly check in several more times. There is nothing about this film I would change. Poignant, funny, insightful, a classic. Shared moments of friends at one of the many crossroads in life.

CMLibrary_gjd_0 Jun 07, 2017

I finally found a movie based on a book that I liked! As always, it's not quite like the story (Different Seasons by Stephen King)--but each is outstanding in their own right. If you enjoy coming of age tales, you'll like this movie. While watching see if you can spot Jerry O'Connell; I bet you can't. :)

I was first introduced to this movie in high school. I instantly fell in love with the movie. It is a must to watch this movie. It's an incredible story of a group of friends who are loyal and go to an adventure to find a dead body.

- Franchesca (Teen Volunteer)

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soccerkid89
Oct 06, 2016

I saw this movie a couple of times in high school. About four kids going on an adventure looking for a dead body. This movie was excellent one of the best groundbreaking movies of all time and it also made Wil Wheaton, Jerry O'Connell, Corey Feldman, and River Phoenix the best actors that they are today and I also think Rob Reiner directed this movie.

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reginator_22
Jan 23, 2018

Gordie: Suck my fat one, you cheap dime store hood.

Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?

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soccerkid89
Oct 06, 2016

Teddy: Did your mother have any kids that lived?
Vern: What do you mean?

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soccerkid89
Oct 06, 2016

Teddy: I'm sorry if I'm spoiling everybody's good time.
Chris: It's okay, man.
Gordie: I'm not sure it should be a good time.
Chris: You saying you wanna go back?
Gordie: No. We're going to see a dead kid... maybe it shouldn't be a party.

KimCulver Oct 23, 2013

**All the boys are in the woods by the campfire...

Vern drops his marshmallow he was toasting..

Vern: "Oh, Oh man Gordie got another one..??"

Gordie: "Sorry Vern."

Chris: You can cook your D***

Teddy: Itt'l Be a small meal!!

KimCulver Oct 23, 2013

Chris: "What happends when a french is in you backyard?"

Teddy: "I'm French... okay..?"

Chris: "Your garbage cans are empty and you'r dog's pregnant!!"

**Chris and Gordie burst into laughter..!!

aaa5756 Mar 18, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Mar 16, 2013

“Getting old is wonderful, when you consider the alternative.” -Anonymous

aaa5756 Mar 16, 2013

“Have you ever heard the song snow snow beautiful snow?”
“Why yes did you write that song?”
“No I shoveled it.” -Curly of the Three Stooges

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bdls206
Jul 15, 2012

Gordie: Do you think I'm weird?
Chris: Definitely.
Gordie: No man, seriously. Am I weird?
Chris: Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird.
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Jul 16, 2017

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Jul 15, 2012

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Courier2003
Nov 13, 2017

Steven King, boys looking for dead body. Rob Riner, Richard Dreyfus

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bdls206
Jul 15, 2012

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

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