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Boyhood (2014)

 -  Drama  -  11 July 2014 (USA)
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The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.


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Credited cast:
Mason (as Ellar Salmon)
Mason Sr.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neighborhood friend 2
Jonathan Bell ...
Kitchen Worker
College Student
Sam's Roommate (rumored)
Make Out Girl
Mark Finn ...


The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use





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Ellar Coltrane, who plays the boy of the title, was 7 years old when the movie started filming and 18 when it finished. See more »

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Epic, moving and bold filmmaking
20 January 2014 | by (Utah) – See all my reviews

Boyhood is the most rewarding film I have seen at Sundance Film Festival. Linklater somehow manages to authentically capture 12 years of life experiences into a beautiful and moving 3 hour film. You feel a genuine connection with these characters as you watch them literally age right before your eyes. The Q&A afterward with Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Richard Linklater was incredible. Something tells me this is the movie everyone will be talking about throughout the year and I can't wait to see it again.

the version I saw actually wasn't finished. There was no background audio, the credits weren't done and there was no musical score - just a few temporary songs used to tell the audience what year it was (though I am praying they keep the arcade fire song, it made the ending absolutely perfect) I am also really curious what stuff they will edit out. 3-hour films consisting of pure dialog really don't sell well... Even still, it feels like one coherent piece that's epic in every way.

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