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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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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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15 August 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$24,919,000 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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The football game that Mason and Samantha play with their father was filmed at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston. The pavilion of the theatre itself can be seen at the top of the hill. See more »

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When Jim and Mason's mom see the Mason's little brother for the first time, inside the car of Mason Sr, a camera man is reflected in the car glass. See more »

Quotes

Mason: So what's the point?
Dad: Of what?
Mason: I don't know, any of this. Everything.
Dad: Everything? What's the point? I mean, I sure as shit don't know. Neither does anybody else, okay? We're all just winging it, you know? The good news is you're feeling stuff. And you've got to hold on to that.
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Split the Difference
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Performed by Ethan Hawke and Charlie Sexton
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Not bad, but disappointing
30 August 2014 | by (Montgomery County, PA) – See all my reviews

One of the more overrated films lately.

The good: production, shooting, editing, sound -- were all good.

The great: the idea of following the same boy and others for 11 years. Transitions from age to age were beautiful.

The tiresome: the acting. It was OK, but nothing that grabs you. Ellar Coltrane was at his acting best when he was young, but gradually got more stilted. This could have been due to the director more than to him.

The ugly: The script. Existential drivel, over and over. Every character was written in a way that remained two-dimensional, especially his sister and mother. Ethan Hawke as his father did the best job of any of them in bringing some depth of life to his role.


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