"Along with Me" is a feature film adapted from Stephen King's novel "The Corpse", directed by Rob Wren and starring Wil Wheaton and others.
The story takes place in a small town in Oregon, USA in the 1950s. Four teenagers who have become heroes, Godie and three best friends-Chris, Teddy, and Fan, left the town. Looking for the body of a little boy to show up on radio and television, their families have problems, so they found a sense of security and affirmation in each other. They escaped chasing by wolf dogs, were in a dilemma on the iron bridge, and were nearly killed. Plunge into a forest swamp full of blood-sucking insects. On the way to search, they learned the value of keeping principles and also learned to respect life.
Four young children, the diligent Gordy, the rude and tenacious Kreis, the funny Teddy, and the sensitive and weak Wayne, decided to walk along the railway into the forest, looking for a corpse. The beginning of the journey was pleasant. According to Wayne’s statement, “It was really cool!” However, as the journey deepened, the fragile side of the hearts of several children gradually emerged, and then there was panic and panic. , Growing up is indeed not an easy task.
"Most of the stories about children, good stories, involve travel," Stephen King said, "just like the railroad journey in "Stand By My Side"." Most of Stephen King's Stories, especially stories involving children, are generally about how these fragile hearts grow up, or the bad influence of childhood shadows on adult life. Stephen King’s story is dark and unpleasant. Rennes retains this point. In the movie, he severely accuses adults of indifference to children and the fact that children have to take adult responsibility. "You are just a child, Godi." Kreis told his friends, however, for them, going home is no longer a warm concept-it is what every child yearns for.
To some extent, a few children’s awareness of the complexity of the adult world is the core of this movie. In the movie, all four children have truly experienced this emotional pain. For Godi, this may seem particularly true. Many years later, he looked back and realized that this was the most important lesson in his life: he gained strength from his friends and experienced the same pain. The movie did not show mercy to these children. On the contrary, Rehn asked them to face the pain directly and never fall into cheap sentimental. Renn was very familiar with the characteristics of these children and understood their confusion. Take Ge Di, for example. He endured the indifference of his parents. This indifference came from his parents' inability to deal with the death of his brother. Kreis is in a similar situation, he is a strong guy from a terrible family under the control of authority. Although he returned the stolen money to the teacher, he still had to bear the notoriety of theft. All this was a devastating blow to him caused by the family.
When Kreis confessed to Godi, the narration of the movie quietly changed: Kreis collapsed, and Godi, the more emotional character, became calmer. This is a really painful scene. Rehn said: "My own experience is integrated here." He combined his understanding of Stephen King's novel with his personal experience, and portrayed Godi as a hero in the movie, which is slightly different from the original intent of the novel. In the novel, Godi is just a spectator, a tragic hero.
Rehn once said that this is a movie about children. The children feel bad about themselves, but they cannot get approval from their parents, so they have to turn to friends for comfort. This comfort is very important, because everyone will be happy for him to see Godi's calm at the end of the movie. After all, he has just experienced the most important lesson in his life.
People always grow more lonely, a kind of loneliness from the depths of the soul. The more lonely you are, the easier it is to miss the beauty of your youth: when you were a child, you went to the river to catch fish and prawns with your little playmates, when you were studying, and the teacher was blushing over an argument, and in the summer you went to your grandmother’s house to chop sugarcane... .... Growing up, life is more of firewood, rice, oil and salt, and more of the next generation. Occasionally taking a break from the busy schedule, it feels like childhood happened yesterday, where did the time go?
Growing up is for the next generation to have a better childhood and for the next generation to grow better.