Tuesday, August 23, 2011
25 years later - Stand By Me stands the test of time
I just got finished watching one of my favorite movies of all time. Stand By Me was a 1986 box office hit directed by Rob Reiner. Upon learning of the the death of a childhood friend, the narrator recounts a story of a sad adventure shared by himself and 3 other boys. The story takes place in late August, 1959 just before the summer holiday ends and boys enter junior high.
There are lots of memorable quotes from this film but none is more meaningful than the last line which was typed in, not spoken, by the narrator: "I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?" Yeah, that says it all.