Our foray into Never Work with Children or Animals ends with today’s feature: Stand By Me. Each of its young stars went on to achieve further fame and praise after making this film.
Here is what the film review site, Rotten Tomatoes, has to say about this movie:
“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 intellectual Gordie (Wil Wheaton), born leader Chris (River Phoenix), emotionally disturbed Teddy (Corey Feldman), and chubby hanger-on Vern (Jerry O'Connell). The boys' adventures en route to the elusive body are colored by the personal pressures brought to bear on all of them by the adult world. Richard Dreyfuss, playing the grown-up Gordie, narrates the film, while Kiefer Sutherland dominates every scene he's in as a brutish high-school bully.”
With this last feature in this series, we get to see and talk about a film that has been widely praised for its exploration of youth, the challenges that can be part of growing to manhood, and learning from a life-changing experience.
All are welcome to attend, no registration is required. The fllm begins at 6:00 p.m. in Meeting Rm. B.
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