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Boyhood (2014)

R | | Drama | 15 August 2014 (USA)
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The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

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Cast

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Mom
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Tommy
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Ted (as Steven Prince)
Bonnie Cross ...
Teacher
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Elementary School Girl (as Sidney Orta)
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Jamie Howard ...
Mindy
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Neighborhood Friend #1
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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 USA:

$387,618, 13 July 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,379,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,692,666
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mason Sr.'s roommate Jimmy is played by Charlie Sexton, a real-life musician who toured with Bob Dylan for many years. Several pieces of Dylan-themed artwork can be seen on the walls of Mason and Jimmy's apartment. See more »

Goofs

When married to the professor, the span between marriage and separation is approximately 3 years (20 questions game 2004- date written on check to liquor store 2007) The house looks the same but the front door is different. When they come home from the honeymoon the door is a light oak. In the scene where Mason has to go to school with the new haircut it's a dark oak and the glass design in the door is an obvious Texas star. Pictures to the right are the same with both doors except in the last scene when she leaves Bill. The picture on the right side of the door is different. See more »

Quotes

Dad: Is she cute?
Mason: Yeah.
Dad: All right, well, here's what you do, all right, first off you gotta ask a girl a lot of questions, then you have to listen to the answers, actually be interested in her, all right, If you can do those things, you'll be light years ahead of all the other guys.
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Soundtracks

One (Blake's Got a New Face)
Written by Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij and Chris Tomson (as Christopher Tomson), Mighty Sparrow (as Slinger Francisco)
Performed by Vampire Weekend
Published by Vampire Weekend Music (ASCAP), Haka Taka Music (BMI)
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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A Miracle Of Sorts
1 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

If this film is not a miracle of sorts, then, I don't know what is. Time is the plot, yes, and it overtakes without us noticing when or how and the next stop is "my f"%&ing funeral" Patricia Arquette gives "Boyhood" its palpitating heart. It reminded me and confirmed that the future is female and that Patricia Arquette is one of the greatest actresses that ever lived. That incident with her Mexican laborer and its consequences (I don't want to give away too much) are one of the many gems this miracle of a movie exposes. Ethan Hawke, heartbreaking, funny, enormously real and then, Lorelei Linklater, beautiful, unique. Ellar Coltrane...where do I start here? I hope he knows that the truth and beauty of his creation, touched, transformed and enlightened anyone who came to meet you with an open heart. Firstly and lastly, Richard Linklater...he's been a hero mine for a long time but now, he's in a place that I reserve only for him. Artist, adventurer, explorer, storyteller, miracle worker. His film, for us who look from the outside, is a hymn to family, friendship, loyalty and cinema. Thank you sir, thank you all.


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