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.

224 – Harvey (1950)

3 way ?

3 way ?

As I watched this film I kept thinking the main buck reminded me of Chris McCallion. This one’s about a guy who likes a drink and who’s a bit of craic but also sees an imaginary 6 foot 3 and a half inch rabbit.It’s the 1950’s so special effects haven’t been invented yet and we have to make do with our imagination.The first hour of this film is shit.Some characters are pure shit,like Elwood’s sister.Ask her is she hungry and you’ll get 10 lines of unnecessary dialogue about how the bread is too white of the ham in town is good and all at a mile a minute.Did my head in.The last scene there’s a massive deal about a taxi and who’s paying it.Then afterwords everyone walks off into the sunset.People must have the attention span of a is that my phone ringing? sorry must go.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     4.5
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     NO
OVERALL     –     AVOID AT ALL COSTS.