|Cast: Wil Wheaton,
Director(s): Rob Reiner
Genre: Coming-of-Age Drama
great, great movie. Just re-watched it today (havn't seen it in maybe 10 years or so). Great cast. Never read the Stephen King's Novella. MItch I'm sure you've read it...how does it hold up (the movie that is)?
I'd have to agree. This is one of the best coming of age movies from the 80's. Great cast and directing as well a storytelling.
The movie ending is bittersweet in that they become good friends and then slowly drift apart. Such is life!
Agreement ALL around!
I remember watching the movie "with something in my eye"...
Has one of the best lines in cinema:
"I never had any friends later on, like the ones I had when I was twelve...Jesus....does anyone?"
The line comes at the end of the film and is bittersweet and poignant...in the short story "The Body" on which the film is based (another underappreciated work by Stephen King) it appears towards the middle.
P.S. Useless bit of trivia: this was actually the SECOND CD I ever owned...first was "Dream of the Blue Turtles - by Sting". Thought you'd like to know that...
Great story, great adaptation. It holds up wonderfully as a film, true to the novella. I often find King's non-supernatural stuff works better on film, i.e. 'Misery', 'Shawshank Redemption', etc...
Haven't seen this one in a long time though.
Just did another re-watch...still great. Even though it was made in the midst of the 80's, it doesn't show that (much)...probably due to it being a period piece.
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