Many thanks to the Cephalopod Coffee House for coming up with this idea for a bloghop in which we review/comment/dissect a particular movie. This month it's Stand by Me, directed by Rob Reiner and based on a short story by Stephen King, called The Body.
I actually read the story long before I ever saw the movie, being a long time SK fan, and I was especially pleased that the movie was as good as the book, which is often not the case with King's movies. I also thought the cast was perfect, from Keifer Sutherland as Ace to the four boys that play the main characters. What a great coming of age story as only Stephen King could write it. Honestly, I have nothing negative to say about the movie or the book - but, it has been a while since I've seen it so maybe some of the other participants will find something.
One last thing I'll mention is that this movie has some great scenes and one of my favorites is the one where Lardass Hogan gets his revenge.
Have you seen this movie? Read the short story? What did you think?