Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
It’s been a while but rewatching Stand By Me there was one thing that struck me now more than ever – River Phoenix, Jerry O’Connell , Will Wheaton and Corey Feldman genuinely couldn’t not have given better performances. They ARE their roles and it’s not surprising that arguable at least three of the cast have never really bettered their work here. The film is still fantastic and remains one of King’s best adaptions, showing once again that his short stories are often ‘easier’ to adapt than his weightier tomes. In 2019 Stand By Me still remains and essential watch.
Best Bit: The Junk yard
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: The Shawshank Redemption, IT (2017), Mystery