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Boyhood (I) (2014)

 -  Drama  -  15 August 2014 (USA)
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The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.

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Mom
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Ted (as Steven Prince)
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Teacher
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Elementary School Girl
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Mindy
Andrew Villarreal ...
Randy
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Neighborhood Friend #1
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Neighborhood Friend #2
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:

$23,721,469 (USA) (17 October 2014)
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As it is illegal in the U.S. to sign contracts lasting longer than 7 years, nobody could sign a contract for their 12-year commitment. 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

Mom: [Mason Jr. and Samantha start fighting in the backseat] Hey! What's going on back there? Stop it! Put a barrier up! Come on, make a barrier with your pillow!
Mom: Okay, we're going to play a game: Whoever can stay quiet the longest wins. And, go!
[Samantha and Mason Jr. start tickling each other, instead]
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References The Graduate (1967) See more »

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Somebody That I Used to Know
Performed by Wally De Backer (as Gotye) ft. Kimbra
Written by Wally De Backer (as Walter Andre De Backer) and Luiz Bonfá (as Luiz Bonfa)
Published by Op Shop Songs Pty LTD. administered by Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc., Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Universal Republic Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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