Movie Review #2: Guide for “Stand by Me”

Stand by Me the movie

Produced between June and August 1985, Stand by Me was rated R at the time.  Do you think it still should have that rating? Aside from the foul language used and the constant allusion to “mothers” and the age-old profession of them as women of the night, what else might be considered R?

The film addresses a number of issues:

  • family relationships
  • friendship
  • bullying
  • death
  • growing up in a small town

Choose one of the issues and express your viewpoint.

Could you relate to one of the main characters and what he said? In what way? Would you rephrase what he said? What would you say instead?

Gordie Lachance: “Mickey’s a mouse. Donald’s a duck. Pluto’s a dog. What’s Goofy?”

Chris Chambers: “I just want to go somewhere where nobody knows who I am.”

Teddy Duchamp: “Did your parents have any children that lived?

Vern Tessio: “If I could only have one food for the rest of my life? That’s easy. Cherry Pez. Cherry Flavor Pez. There’s no doubt about it.”

Check out my review at lmmolinamoviesandfilms

Your Movie Review should be posted on or before September 9th.  ~~LMMolina

 

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