After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. Rob reiner was anxious it was the summer of 1986 and the film director was sitting in a cinema somewhere in hollywood, watching the credits roll on his third film, stand by me, a coming-of-age film about four adolescent boys who go off in search of a dead body the film meant a lot to reiner: like the. The great rob reiner turned 71 this week – he is perhaps the most underrated film director of the modern era from his debut in 1984 to 1992, the son of comedy legend carl embarked on one of the greatest runs of form in the medium's history: this is spinal tap, the sure thing, stand by me, the princess. Stand by me type: movie current status: in season mpaa: r runtime: 88 minutes director: rob reiner author: bruce evans, raynold gideon we gave it a b+ the line between sappy and sweet is a razor-thin one we've all been held hostage by coming-of-age stories that shamelessly cudgel us into. Stand by me makes the movie sound like just another fuzzy hollywood movie branded with a boomer-friendly song title, and the over-appropriation of that song's melody for the movie's score is one of its rare technical missteps the switch itself evokes the film's fascinating mixture of soft-focus rob reiner.
Right of passage: rob reiner's stand by me (1986) – the friday classic review september 7, 2012 by simon kinnear in retro with 0 comments the benchmark of all rites of passage movies – funny, wistful and life-affirming watching it should be a rite of passage in itself. “i think most good stories about boys are about journeys,” stephen king says in walking the tracks, a featurette on the making of stand by me all these at the last minute, it was reiner's old all in the family friend lear who stepped in and secured the film “norman [lear] said, 'i like the script i like rob. Stand by me est un film réalisé par rob reiner avec river phoenix, richard dreyfuss synopsis : un événement peu ordinaire va marquer la vie du jeune gordie lachance au cours de l'été 1959, un adolescent a disparu mystérieusement dans l'oregon gordie et ses inséparables cop. Movie info based on the stephen king short story the body, rob reiner's easygoing nostalgia piece is set in castle rock, or, over labor day weekend, 1959 a quartet of boys, inseparable friends all, set out in search of a dead body that one of the boys overhears his brother talking about the foursome consists of.
One of the few utterly exquisite adaptations of stephen king's writing into film, stand by me is generally listed alongside the likes of the shawshank redemption (that reiner, incidentally, wanted to direct, although his company would ultimately oversee the film) and misery (we're coming to that in a minute). As a lover of stephen king's writing style and rob reiner's directing techniques, this movie leaves me speechless every time it is an almost forgotten film about a time and a youth nearly forgotten, as well and i will say, as a writer, the novella that this film was based upon, the body has and always will be the inspiration.
Editorial reviews a likable film punctuated by standout performances, stand by me is an interesting variation on the standard coming-of-age period film based on a short story by stephen king, stand by me deals with preteen concerns instead of teen ones director rob reiner successfully keeps the nostalgia and. This movie review recommends rob reiner's stand by me, based on stephen king's the body, as a well-acted and well-structured dramatic portrait of childhood. “i never had any friends later on like the ones i had when i was 12 jesus, does anyone” these words signal the end of stand by me, rob reiner's classic 1986 film and one of the greatest coming-of-age stories ever told they pinpoint in a single breath the peculiar state occupied by people as they're. Amazoncom: stand by me [vhs]: wil wheaton, river phoenix, corey feldman, jerry o'connell, kiefer sutherland, casey siemaszko, gary riley, bradley gregg, jason kenneth hodges, john hodges, susan thorpe, korey scott pollard, rick elliott, kent w luttrell, chance quinn, jason naylor, rob reiner: movies & tv.
Stand by me movie 30th annivarsary credit: moviestore/rex/shutterstock it's been three decades since “stand by me” became the little drama that could, catapulting river phoenix to stardom, establishing rob reiner as a director on the rise, and racking up big ticket sales on a paltry budget the story. Rob reiner's quintessential coming-of-age film marks its 25th anniversary this year actor wil wheaton, who played the lead character gordie lachance, talks about childhood and friendships — both on-screen and off.
Long before 'stranger things,' rob reiner's 1986 film of author's novella combined youth, nostalgia and corpses for a landmark coming-of-age story. This movie, directed by rob reiner in 1986, is anything but frightening the film starts with a narrator telling a story, recalling a past event it's about that phase of life in which one feels at the end of his childhood, ready to become a young adult it is the last adventure lived without stopping to think about the. Watch the dvd-enhanced version of stand by me on june 8 for a complete schedule of this movie on amc, click here to share you review of this movie, click here sources: vernon scott, “rob reiner taps pre-teens as heroes,” chicago sun-times, 7/4/86 “interview with rob reiner,” playboy, 7/86 stephen holden, “at. On the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie stand by me, directed by rob reiner, read the 1986 time review by richard corliss.
Stand by me is a 1986 coming of age film directed by rob reiner and based on the novella the body, from the collection different seasons by stephen king ( yes, that stephen king) set in the fictional castle rock, oregon (maine in the original story) in 1959, the film is told through the recollections of the main character,. The positive reviews being earned by director rob reiner`s new teen film `` stand by me`` have helped trigger a psychological coming-out party for the once unhappy tv actor called ``meathead`` at least that`s the way reiner talked last week about what the film, which opens friday in chicago, means to. As directed by rob reiner, stand by me has a quality of seriousness, and of relaxation, that you hardly ever see in movies made about kids it's at its best when its characters are just hanging out, razzing each other, feeling the summertime -- when it's like diner for 12-year-olds [22 aug 1986, pd1] 90 newsweekdavid. Editor's note: in honor of the 30th anniversary of stand by me hitting theaters, here is our original review of the film as directed by rob reiner, stand by me ( selected theaters) is the summer's great gift, a compassionate, perfectly performed look at the real heart of youth it stands, sweet and strong, ribald.