I love 80’s movies! The other day, I borrowed the 80’s classic, Stand By Me, from my best friend, and watched it for the first time. I realized that while I wasn’t fond of all the cursing, I love the movie and the story it tells. I also found that I was intrigued by River Phoenix’s acting. So, I went straight to IMDB to learn more of River Phoenix. I had known of his unfortunate death, but I was rather uneducated in his acting career. After looking over the films that he had made I chose a few that I would like to see. Unfortunately, his films aren’t the easiest to find in stores. However, I did manage to find the film, Running on Empty, at Hastings. Running on Empty definitely showcased the incredible acting abilities that River possessed, and like Stand By Me, it told a great story. Now, I’m hoping to eventually find the films Explorers and Little Nikita because I’m sure that their great! Overall, River Phoenix may have struggled with drugs, which would eventually lead to his untimely death, but his acting was brilliant. He had such an intensity in acting that made his performances real, and I really feel that in the movies I’ve seen him in he really felt what his characters were feeling. Great talent shouldn’t go unnoticed! What are your thoughts?
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