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Stand By Me Film Analysis “Stand by me” directed by Rob Reiner concentrates; on life altering moments and the value of friendships. The film as narrated by Gordie, who is the main character talks about his four friends and how they had a life altering moment when they were twelve years old. Gordie narrates the events looking back 27 years after the events described had happened after he had become a father of a twelve year old kid and a successful writer. Through the film, Gordie looks back fondly at the adventures he had with his friends Teddy, Vern and Chris. The movie follows the four friends as they decide to leave their small town and go find the body of another boy their age that had been killed after being hit by a train. The film demonstrates the value of true friends who are supportive, more understanding and caring than parents. These aspects are reflected all throughout the movie. The film starts when the four boys decide to leave their small town and search for the dead body of the kid who had been hit by a train. This happens after Vern had overheard two older kids talking about the dead body which they had seen a few miles from their town near a railroad track next to a river. The narrative briefly describes a problem that Gordie is facing at home. The film depicts Gordie as being invisible at home as his parents seem to ignore him after the death of his elder brother. Gordie’s family could not deal with the loss of the brother. However, Gordie thinks that he misses and values his brother more than his parents since the brother’s presence was a source of joy for Gordie. This event illustrates that Gordie is suffering from emotional neglect since he feels that his feelings are going unnoticed and ignored by his parents. Gordie develops deep friendship bonds with his friends who seem to…...

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