This has to be my favourite movie of all time..but I can’t watch it; it reminds me too much of my best mate (we were friends for over 25 years, from boyhood) who died suddenly some ten years ago, and there’s that line at the end, “I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?” and that line kills me every time. I cry buckets and buckets and can’t stop. So, for that reason I can’t watch it. BUT, there will be a time when I’ll need to show it to my sons….I just know I’ll sit there weeping, watching it with them. What a movie. My absolute favourite.

This is reblogged from: SteveMcSteveFace

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The older I get, the more I find myself loving the 80s. I guess it’s normal for everyone to look back at the decade when they were growing up and reflect on it with such immense feelings of nostalgia.

I have so many favourite movies from that time but let’s focus on one for now – “Stand By Me“.

Released in 1986 and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O’Connell it’s often described as a “coming of age” movie. What’s interesting is the fact that the ultimate goal of the four boys in the film is not really the point of the film. For some reason they want to go looking for a dead body but the real story is about their journey to get to the body’s location.

Here is the trailer…

It really doesn’t matter which decade you grew up in. These guys grew up…

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