(Vukekpar/leweb) R. Reiner adapte S. King dans l'un de ses récits archétypaux sur la fin de l'innocence d'une bande d'amis dans une bourgade américaine paumée face à des évènements dramatiques. Il y a bien sûr un fort sentiment de déjà-vu pour quiconque est familier des adaptations de l'écrivain (beaucoup de parenté par ex. avec la plus récente adaptation de "ça") ms le tout reste diablement efficace et bien réalisé.
Beautiful scenery and I love how we get a real feeling of nostalgia from the way the future of the boys' friendship and own lives is narrated while we can see them as twelve-year-old, best friends in the film. + soundtrack is fun, and themes around difficult family relationships very honest
This film falls short of perfection, but only just. Leads are superb, individual episodes through the main narrative strand work well, and there are numerous poignant moments that haven't lost their power in the intervening years. In fact, they have grown more powerful for viewers, like myself, who can consider the loss of innocence, and loss of life, that has since impacted on a lot of the main players.
3-4. A touching odyssey, wherein several friends make their way to encounter an image of themselves as 'dead'. It's as much a paean to the inherent adventure of being a child as it is an elegy for youth, in all its vividness, heightened by the nostalgia of a man trailing the tracks of life. Special mention goes to the actors, and to an ending that's strikingly honest about the symptoms of being alive.
Glad I finally saw this classic coming-of-age story, a surprisingly complex portrayal of boyhood, a moving exloration of loss, innocence and youth. Although I found the voice-over a little intrusive at times, I couldn't expect more quotable lines (""What the hell is Goofy?")
For once, King avoided his usual doorstop tome for a short story or novella format. One consequence is that most of the original finds its way into this eighty-nine minute, engrossing, humorous-sad, rural coming of age story. This is a slice of time for the adolescent boys who will never sustain their joshing friendship into adulthood, as the coda reveals. Vivid cinema.
Too many rewatches over the years have deteriorated what I get out of this film to the point that I'm not particularly moved any more. Still, I recognise it as a charming and sincere portrait of youth and an exploration of innocence and maturity. It's a shame that there's little to really appreciate beyond the naturalistic performances, especially of Wheaton and Phoenix, and gorgeous scenery
I can understand how this film is important and affecting for boys and men, and the kids act well - but it falls flat for me as a woman viewer. It didn’t say anything about girl-childhood or adolescent and there are no more than two sentences spoke by a woman in the whole film. The cinematography captures the landscape well but beyond that, it is simultaneously too masculine and a little too saccharine for my taste.
over hyped. the film looks lovely but the acting is second class. it comes across as quite amateurish. I wasn't convinced at all. I fell asleep part way through and woke up realising id missed nothing. there is an uneasy mix of light comedy and serious drama that do not gel together. tension is broken by comedy, like the pie eating scene. it has no place in the film at all. very light weight and clunky.
A brilliantly told coming-of-age story based upon true elements from writer Stephen King's own years as a teenager. The film is full of young actors who would become famous all in their own right. Good period rock music. Some nail-biting moments especially the train sequence stand out. It is still one of the better adaptations based upon King's material as his best films has always been his most grounded ones.
Mentre prometto di concedergli una seconda visione, non riesco a fare a meno di dire che l'ho trovato piatto e narrativamente debole. Il soggetto è originale, la realizzazione meno, tutto a causa di un susseguirsi di scene più o meno accativanti, ma tutte prevedibili, finale compreso. Peccato per la performance di River Phoenix e la novella di King, la quale sono sicuro sia più valida del suo adattamento filmico.