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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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Mason (as Ellar Salmon)
Mason Sr.
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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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A Unique Texas Theatrical Treat from the Genius of Richar Linklater.
9 March 2014 | by (Austin, TX, United States) – See all my reviews

Richard Linklater delivered a near masterpiece which was warmly received by a very enthusiastic audience in the Texas premiere of Boyhood at Austin's SXSW Film Festival. Linklater has done something that may have never been done before in a dramatic feature. He filmed the same fictional characters with the same actors (including 2 children) over the course of 12 years. The technical feet of maintain continuity while filming over such an extended period of time is remarkable and tribute to Linklater's genius. The film presents a fascinating and nuanced picture of how people grow and evolve over time. It is a story of the difficulties that we all face in growing up. The film is both universal and deeply ingrained with Linklater's own Texas roots. It is a very personal story as his daughter plays one of the 2 children. The audience was enthralled as they experienced the lifetimes of the characters especially young Mason played by Ellar Coltraine. In some ways it was difficult to tell where the line between the actors and the characters they played for so long began and ended. We see as the boy becomes a man and struggles with all of the challenges that that entails in the modern world. This is a unique film that has stretched the normal boundaries of the medium.

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