Stand By Me is both a great song and a great movie. It’s a coming-of-age film about four friends who set out in search of a dead body. I’ll bet you didn’t know it was a Stephen King story. The original title of the novella was actually The Body. They changed the title because they thought it sounded like either an adult film or a workout video. Unlike most people my age, I didn’t see Stand By Me as a kid. It’s defiantly one of the most realistic portrayals of kids in a movie. They swear, bond, talk about random things, and react like anyone else would when they see the body in question. In the end, Stand By Me teaches a very important life lesson. Friendships may not always last forever, but memories will.