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Boyhood (I) (2014)

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The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

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Ted (as Steven Prince)
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Teacher
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Andrew Villarreal ...
Randy
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Ryan Power ...
Paul
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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:

$387,618 (USA) (11 July 2014)

Gross:

$25,359,200 (USA) (27 February 2015)
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Trivia

Boyhood (2014) is the third film in three years by director Richard Linklater whose title starts with the letter 'B.' Linklater previously directed Before Midnight (2013) and Bernie (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Mason is calling his dad using the iPhone, the image of him in the corner of the phone screen is not the same as how he looks while having the call. Notice his hair is very different. See more »

Quotes

Mason: [while canvassing for the 2008 Presidential Election] Hi, I was wondering if you'd like an Obama sign on your lawn?
No Obama Man: No. Do I look like I'm voting for Barack *Hussein* Obama?
No Obama Man: [Mason starts leaving] This is private property, you know! I could have you shot!
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 December 2014 (2014) See more »

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Hate to Say I Told You So
Written by Nicholaus Arson (as Randy Fitzsimmons)
Performed by The Hives
From the album 'Veni Vidi Vicious' © 2000
Published by Songs and Stories Publishing (Administered by Imagem Music)
Courtesy of Burning Heart Records/Epitaph Europe BV, Warner Bros. Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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6 February 2014 | by (Hamburg) – See all my reviews

BOYHOOD...What a great movie! I simply believe in America again! They are also humans, guys, trust me:) Its obviously doesn't matter if you are an American, German or Russian. There are the same problems, the same ways, the same love inside us. As a Russian I must say I understand American people and also myself much much better with this movie. It was like... about me... I just COULD NOT imagine how much we are all the same.. Just love it! If I look at my childhood in the former USSR I see not much difference, the cars and houses are different, we spoke Russian, but that feeling, that pulse of life, that sometimes "lost" fathers and mothers to solve every day problems, fighting for the existence and good life for the children are so familiar to me.. That long hair and piercing.. Oh boy, its all so much alike. And those "Paul was greater than the others...". The movie is just breathing, its a three hours of fresh air!

I do not want to say much about the qualities of the movie.. It is overall brilliant. I do believe, this will be a classical film, and students all over thew world will study it in future at their film schools. P.S. Sorry for my poor English.


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