Jack’s review published on Letterboxd:
Film Club Reboot
Recommend by Sushi
*Kendrick Lamar Voice* "You Want To See A Dead Body?"
It's been awhile since I've seen this. I want to thank Sushi for re- recommending this film. Stand By Me is by far one of my favorite "classic" coming of age films. The simplicity of young kids going on an adventure to find a dead body is absolutely insane yet poetic.
All of the performances from the child actors are fantastic. It never ceases to amaze me with River Phoenix and Will Wheaton's performance. The campfire sequence is top-tier.
The history behind this film is sad. Mostly all of the child actors are either no longer with us, or had trouble with success. Rest in peace River Phoenix. 🕊️