Stand By Me
1986
*****
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland

In 1959, four 12-year-old boys, all of them dealing with some kind of trauma in their lives, go on a long and formative trip to find the body of a missing boy, which was spotted by the railway track. The four friends are not aware that this is the last summer they will spend together. This beautifully filmed depiction of friendship is based on Stephen King’s short story The Body. The script is charming and moving, and the performances of the young cast are exceptional.