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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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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:

$25,359,200 (USA) (27 February 2015)
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Trivia

The film takes place from 2002 to 2013. See more »

Goofs

When driving down the freeway in the new van, on the way to celebrate the Mason's birthday with guns in the country, the van shifter is in park. Most notable in the shots from the front of the van as the dash mounted shifter is all the way up. See more »

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Nick: [Mason Jr. returns to class from the darkroom after talking with his teacher] What's up Mason? You're walking a little funny, there...
Mason: Fuck you.
Nick: Hey, I'm just saying. You were in there for quite a while...
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Soundtracks

Crank That (Soulja Boy)
Travis Barker Remix
Written by Soulja Boy (as DeAndre Way)
Performed by Soulja Boy
Published by SouljaBoyTellEmMusic
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Way overrated!
20 January 2015 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I do not understand any of the good reviews of this movie. I think that its' hook is the gimmick of the kids growing up in it. But there is nothing redeeming or even entertaining about this movie. It was terrible. The story bordered on depressing. The trailer leads one to believe that this is a documentary of a child's life, but it is not. There are actors in it. It was awful, just awful and I do hope it will not end up winning an Oscar. Surely someone could do a coming of age movie better, or a documentary set over 12 years better. I wish I could understand what the reasoning behind the good reviews, I watched the movie and I just cannot see it.


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