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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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Teacher
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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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15 August 2014 (USA)  »

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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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Patricia Arquette filmed Medium (2005) during the entire span of making this film. See more »

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When the professor quotes from the Rolling Stones song "Bitch" he says, "when they call your name, I salivate like a Pavlov dog" The actual lyric is "When you call my name, I salivate like a Pavlov dog." See more »

Quotes

Mason: [Finding his mom lying on the garage floor next to Bill] What happened?
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Professor Bill Welbrock: Get off the fucking floor.
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Soundtracks

Let It Die
Written by Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett
Performed by Foo Fighters
Published by Flying Earform Music on behalf of BMG Bumblebee c/o BMG Rights Management (US) LLC, Songs of Universal, Inc. on behalf of Itself, MJ Twelve Music and I Love the Punk Rock Music/Universal Music Corp. on behalf of Living Under a Rock Music
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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