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Boyhood (2014)

R | | Drama | 15 August 2014 (USA)
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The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

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Cast

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Mom
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Tommy
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Ted (as Steven Prince)
Bonnie Cross ...
Teacher
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Elementary School Girl (as Sidney Orta)
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Jamie Howard ...
Mindy
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Storyline

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. Written by IFC Films

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12 years in the making

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Rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$387,618, 13 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,379,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,692,666
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Trivia

The GTO used in the film belongs to Richard Linklater. See more »

Goofs

When Mom introduces her son to her future husband after his lecture, the clock on the wall jumps between 8 o'clock and 2 o'clock in different scenes. See more »

Quotes

Randy: Hey Paul, tell us a joke!
Paul: Fuck. Damn. Go to Hell. Ass.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Barthood (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Kara DioGuardi (as Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi), Jacob Kasher (as Jacob Kasher Hindlin), Kevin Rudolf, Gabe Saporta
Performed by Cobra Starship ft. Leighton Meester
Published by Sunshine Terrace Music/BMG Bumblebee c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) on behalf of Itself and Lion Aire Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC, Kevinthecity Publishing, and J. Kasher Music, EMI April Music Inc. on behalf of Itself and Blast Beat Music
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp/Fueled by Ramen
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Leighton Meester appears courtesy of Universal Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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2hrs 45 minutes too long.
14 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Because of all the positive hype, I hoped for at least a good film. I'm left wondering what it is I just don't get. So many good reviews? Even Mark Kermode says the young actor in the film has 'screen presence' and I think WTF! He's playing a boring so and so - he's not supposed to have presence.

I'm not sure if there's enough good stuff here even for 10 minutes - seriously. Certain things like Ethan Hawk showing an empty wallet caught my empathy for a moment but not enough to merit sitting through nearly 3 hours of this. I just don't understand how it won the golden globe for best film. Thankfully, there's a few negative reviews from like-minded people for me to know I've not gone completely mad!


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