Stand By Me Turns 30

If you’ve been reading MovieFanFare regularly of late, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of unforgettable films celebrating their 30th anniversary this year — the latest of which is Rob Reiner’s sleeper hit, Stand By Me, which chronicled the life-changing journey of four friends who went looking for the dead body of a missing boy in 1959. Based on a novella by Stephen King, the movie’s universal themes deeply connected with audiences when the film was initially released in theaters. (After all, who can’t relate to a story about friendship, death, and childhood?) Above is the trailer for this coming of age classic, and I also would like to turn your attention to this Rolling Stone article on the film and its enduring legacy. And yes, Gordie’s pie-eating story is still as great as you remember it.