Stand by Me details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Casey Siemaszko, Jason Oliver, Richard Dreyfuss, Corey Feldman, Bradley Gregg, River Phoenix, Gary Riley, John Cusack, Jerry O'Connell, Marshall Bell, Wil Wheaton, Kiefer Sutherland|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Eighties Greats, Back to the 80s, Best of HD, Decades: 80s, Eight Decades of Film, Haven't Seen That in Ages!, IMDb Highest Rated, LOVEFiLM Favourites|
Stand by Me
|1hr 24 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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A nice film which evokes so much nostalgia of childhood adventures and innocence. Very Good.By roncoach (365 reviews) from suffolk , 17 Jul 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]A very good film so = 4 stars.
This is what they nowadays call a 'coming of age' film. I like the genre but usually find the examples of it to be poor. This is far from poor.
I did not grow up in America but this film is so good that it doesn't get in the way of bringing feelings of great nostalgia for me of long hot summer days, boys' simple adventures, memories that provide a warm glow.
The soundtrack also evokes the same nostalgia , especially the ever-loved Doo Wop sounds, and it all adds to the reason why this film works.
Of course the director and the wonderful acting of the 4 boys is crucial. The story is so simple that it would be derided if this was a poor film....but it isn't a poor film.
Perhaps the best way to try and explain the 'pull' of this film is to compare it to a more dramatic version of The Waltons, which was so much loved because of its simplicity and innocence.
It also brings to mind the great BBC 'P'Tang Yang Kipperbang' which portrays another simple but enchanting story about being a child/young teen in England in the post-War period----if you like 'Stand By Me' and haven't seen 'P'Tang Yang', I recommend it to the reader.
But this American movie, which could have turned out to be just another failure in trying to tell a 'coming of age' story works. It just has the chemistry, that magic formula for success that either happens or , more often, does not.
A nice film for all the family and a chance for us to find the nostalgia we all love ; or for kids of today who may want to see more than the usual stuff churned out for them today by the film-makers.
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Fall in love with Stand by meBy missbrutal (4 reviews) , 16 May 2013One of the greatest movies ever made. i can't say a bad thing about it. so. i thought I'd write this review and maybe someone else will watch it and fall in love with it just as I have. I first watched this film when I was 6,and it has remained my 2nd favourite movie of all time. The characters are so loveable and perfectly acted. so many big names in this movie,kiefer Sutherland Corey Feldman jerry o Connell John cusack will Wheaton Richard Dreyfus and the late river Phoenix. This film will take your back to your childhood,hanging out with your friends. ive enjoyed watching this movie from child,to teenager to adult,and hopefully one day to mother. So please take a chance on this movie you won't regret it.
Love This!!By a customer , 23 Apr 2013Stand By Me. What an amazing film I can never get bored of watching this, this film was out before I was even born and its not like films they throw together these days. such a feel good laugh along film with some good music in it too. definatly a good film to chill out and enjoy =)
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journey of the lost boyBy a customer , 13 Mar 2013i`m writing this as a 9 year old boy. I wanted to go on the journey myself when i got older with my gang of friends. its a great movie if you want to be a writer because you could some day go out on a journey with your friends and record it like a diary but you could have it some were else. Say in a town or in a new village.
Good but not that goodBy Bobsview (549 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 06 Mar 2013A coming of age film. Four twelve year old boys go on a long hiking journey together in the 1950s and grow up through their experiences and discover them selves as well as laying down lifelong bonds. It is a good film but not a great film. It seems quite tedious at first but does improve but takes a lot of getting into. The film is spiced up by a continual stream of 50s hits.