173 – Stand by Me (1986)

group puking scene

group puking scene

Stand By Me is an 80’s movie set in 1959 about a group of boys and their coming of age adventure thing.You have all the sides represented here in the group:the smart one,the fat kid,the crazy one and the one from the wrong side of the tracks.The foursome hear about a kids dead body about 30 miles away beside the train tracks and all decide to sneak off and go find it.A couple little things happen along the way,there’s some male bonding and other stuff but it when it ends it feels like something was missing.What wasn’t missing was a shit load of old 50’s songs.At every opportunity there’s one popped in.The whole film is targeted at nostalgic people from that era who start gushing over the  ‘simpler’ times.

IMDB RATING      –     8.1
MY RATING     –     6.7
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –  MEH.A STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION,NOT HIS BEST.

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