Director: Rob Reiner. Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Richard Dreyfuss. 89 min. Rated R. Adventure/Drama.
Yes, watched it for the first time. It's a weird age, when you're growing out of superhero fantasies, but you're not a teenager yet. You're confused, but don't even know you're confused, and best friends (who are as confused as you are) become your only shelter. In a road movie setting, Stand by Me depicts this age very well, as four pre-junior high buddies embark on a quest on foot to find an allegedly hidden dead body, 20 miles from their homes. Classic Stephen King heroes, villains and locales, make this a memorable movie to watch with same-aged friends.
PS: Similar to Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption), Rob Reiner (Misery) has been one of those rare directors that's managed the seemingly impossible task of adapting Stephen King novels.