Stand by Me

DVD - 2000
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Stand by Me
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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Aug 09, 2014

this movie is so great I could throw up. I love it because it would almost never happen in real life that four boys would smoke and one of them had a gun and that they would go looking for a dead body that was mile and miles away just to get the credit for it and in the end they made an anonymous phone call instead. it is also really funny. I just love this film and I am so glad I was able to watch it. thank you for reading my long comment

Jun 27, 2014

it was funny when they were running on the trestle trail.

Jun 20, 2014

Great movie!

Sep 10, 2013
  • Cine7 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Incredibly overrated. Pretentious, dull and pseudo intellectual beyond belief.
A film abut childhood should not be this heavy handed and overly brooding.

Aug 26, 2013

Stand by Me is a film about four boys named Gordie, Chris, Teddy, and Vern who embark on an adventure to find the body of a boy who was hit and killed by a train. The journey only gets more complicated when the town’s bully Ace and his friends decide to go looking for the body as well. The boys run into numerous problems throughout their journey which makes finding the body much more difficult than they had originally thought it out to be. This journey helps the boys realize the importance of friendship, and makes for an incredible movie.

There are several elements in this film that make it so enjoyable, but one that stands out is the acting, which is outstanding to say the least. Wil Wheaton had a very strong performance playing the character of sensitive Gordie who has had a tough time ever since his brother died in a jeep accident. Another strong acting performance is River Phoenix playing the character of Chris Chambers. He plays the role of the tough guy exceptionally well which makes watching this character grow and develop throughout the movie especially interesting. One will find that both Wheaton and Phoenix were both well selected for their characters and make their roles very believable. Perhaps the best performance in this movie, however, comes from Kiefer Sutherland playing Ace, the town’s bully. Sutherland, well known for his role as Jack Bauer in the popular television series 24, brings this intimidating antagonist to life, adding the elements of fear and suspense to the film.

Overall, Stand by Me is a great movie. It has a great director, amazing acting and a creative story, giving this film a 10/10. Throughout the film it is hard to wait to find out will happen next. One will definitely find themselves wanting to watch this adventurous film over and over again!

Jun 24, 2013
  • nkontrol rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I would stop everything to watch this film. Highly engaging. Everytime I watch it, I feel like I am right there with the boys. I believe I read this novella as well.

Mar 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the best films I have seen in this year. It was entertaining and interesting. Great performances a must see for all. Truly a really great movie worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Oct 22, 2012
  • mad64 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great music, the plot is simple but the life journey of the 4 youths is compelling.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my all time favorite movies, good script, great acting, and a wonderful cast. I would recommend everyone see this movie at least once.

Nov 27, 2011
  • Read_at_MarkhamPL rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A total classic about friendship and growing up. The pie eating contest still grosses me out.

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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!!

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..!!

Mar 18, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“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

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Vern: Come on you guys. Let's get moving.
Teddy: Yeah, by the time we get there, the kid won't even be dead anymore.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Teddy: This is my age! I'm in the prime of my youth, and I'll only be young once!
Chris: Yeah, but you're gonna be stupid for the rest of your life.

Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Writer: [voiceover] I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959-a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one people. But to me, it was the whole world.

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Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Sep 24, 2011
  • Lexikal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 15, 2012
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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


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