To me this line in the movie is really sad because not only is it true for the movie, but also if you realize that River Phoenix and Wil Wheaton were best friends at that time..and then they weren't later on. They didn't even have contact with each other anymore, according to Wil this was of course because of River's drug use. It's all very heartbreaking.
Rose Red (2002), Victor Television Productions with Nancy Travis, Matt Ross, Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown, David Dukes, Judith Ivey, and Melainie Lynskey. A television miniseries written by Stephen King and unfortunately it wasn't very good.
I consider this to be King's best literary work. I also consider it to be one of the best pieces of literature in the 20th C. It has nearly all literary motifs, and heavy in symbolism. A good read, and a good study in lit!