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Stand by Me – Pick of the Week

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Stand By Me

Welcome to our streaming pick of the week; every Thursday we recommend a different film that’s currently available to stream for an online service.

This week we’re talking about stand by me which is available on US Netflix instant streaming.

Stand by me was released in 1986 and is based on a short story by Stephen king called The Body.

The film opens with a narrating writer, who has just heard of the death of a childhood friend. After learning this he begins to recount a childhood memory of how they went on a journey to find the body of a missing boy.

The film is excellent, it’s a dark coming of age story set against a beautiful backdrop of middle America. It really captures the feeling of a young childhood adventure and their morbid curiosity to learn more about the reality of life and death.