Stand by Me: Das Geheimnis eines Sommers (1986)

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Stand by Me: Das Geheimnis eines Sommers: Directed by Rob Reiner. With Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell. After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.

“I find it hard to comment on this film without simply repeating what has already been said. Itu0026#39;s not that I canu0026#39;t think of anything original, but that others seem to have felt the exact same emotions as I did when watching this film.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI saw this movie when I was about 12, 13, maybe 14 years old. So it didnu0026#39;t have the same nostalgic sense it had for so many. But what it did, was make me ache for those memories. I wanted (in the words of another reviewer) to be 12, and *that* cool. I wished I had been like that, that I had had friends like that, laughed like that, and had adventures like that.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe u0026#39;milk-moneyu0026#39; scene was probably one of my all-time favourite scenes in movie history. Up until I saw this movie I had never held much regard for River Phoenix, but the poignancy and sincerity which River added to the role of Chris Chambers touched me to the point of tears. I read in yet another review that in this scene, River was asked to think of a time when he had been hurt by an adult, and that even after the cameras stopped rolling, River sat there still, sobbing and hurting. And I felt every tear and heard every word as though I were there with Chris.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis movie made me laugh, cry, rejoice and fear with Chris, Gordie, Teddy and Vern. I loved the campfire scenes, and today I look back on my own childhood, and remember with a laugh the amazingly similar things I used to laugh and wonder about with my friends. I remember dreaming about being a writer and an actress, I remember standing up to bullies, I remember walking or riding with my friends, I remember being afraid, and crying onto a friendu0026#39;s shoulder.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI guess what this movie does for everyone, is take them back in time, even though the situations may have been different, chances are youu0026#39;ll find the similarities, and remember with a smile that yes, your life was once *that* cool. In the words of Vern, u0026quot;a great timeu0026quot;u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI especially loved the ending. That they found out who was strong, and who just talked tough. I loved the last scene with Chris and Gordie, and the closing monologue.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;I never had any friends later on, like the ones I had when I was twelve…Jesus….does anyone?u0026quot;”


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