Wil Wheaton

#StandByMe – Review – #ThrowbackThursday

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Stand By Me – Budget of $8 million – 1 hour and 29 minutes

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Stand By Me
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As Gordie, Teddy, and Chris play cards, Vernon has one question for them.  Do you guys want to see a dead body? Vernon heard his brother and his brother’s friend talking about a dead body they found while stealing a car.  They can’t admit to finding the body because they would have to talk about the stolen car.  So they swear to keep it between the two.  But Vernon can’t wait to tell his friends.  The boys all their alibi straight for the weekend and follow the train track to a dead body.  As the 4 boys make their trip, they will open out and share pain, joy, sadness, and strength.

Based on The Body by Stephen King, this is not a coming of age film (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  This is the step before coming of age.  This movie’s point is for the boys to realize their own mortality and respect life.  While they have dealt with death, abuse, and neglect, they saw it through the eyes of a child.  After this trip, they are no longer boys, but young men who understand that the world is larger than their small town.  This is one to watch with your preteen or teenager.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

You guys wanna see a dead body – Vernon

Chris isn’t a thief – Gordie

You wanna be the long ranger or the Cisco kid – Chris

I don’t need on babysitter – Teddy

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