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Boyhood [2014 film] by Richard Linklater
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Boyhood [2014 film] (2014)

by Richard Linklater (Director/Screenwriter)

Other authors: Patricia Arquette (Actor), Ellar Coltrane (Actor), Ethan Hawke (Actor), Lorelei Linklater (Actor)

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The childhood of a boy with divorced parents.

The gimmick works extremely well. Unfortunately, the ambitiousness is strictly limited to the approach of filming it; the script is nothing but an aimless pile of cliches. But watching these people age on screen is somehow enough to keep you captivated for the nearly-three-hour movie. Even though I didn't exactly like the movie, it made a strong impression on me. Hopefully they keep going and have a sequel 12 years from now.

Concept: A
Story: D
Characters: B
Dialog: B
Pacing: B
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: B
Music: B

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 2.7/4 ( )
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Linklater, RichardDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arquette, PatriciaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coltrane, EllarActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hawke, EthanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Linklater, LoreleiActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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"Boyhood depicts the childhood and adolescence of Mason Evans, Jr. (Coltrane) from ages six to eighteen as he grows up in Texas with divorced parents (Arquette and Hawke). Richard Linklater's daughter Lorelei plays Mason's sister, Samantha."

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A story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of Mason and his older sister, Samantha, to adulthood.… (more)

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