Onatsky’s review published on Letterboxd:
Celebrating it's 35th anniversary this year, Rob Reiner's STAND BY ME has aged so well. Based on a short story The Body by Stephen King from his book DIFFERENT SEASONS, it's a sensitive coming-of-age film that veers away from his usual horror genre. Narrated through flashback by Richard Dreyfuss, four friends goes on a trek to see a real body left in the woods. I always sympathize with these kids but instead of seeing a real dead body we went looking for haunted houses during my childhood days. The superb performances of Will Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell are all stand out. Watch out for the pie 🥧 eating contest. The town is called Castle Rock, the name that Carl Reiner later used for his successful production company.