The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
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"Bold, brave, daring, experimental, and unconventional filmmaking. A truly unique coming of age movie where the characters literally grow up in front of your eyes. Perhaps my favorite thing about Boyhood is that it’s surprisingly subtle. This is a film full of small character moments and growth, and it has a lot to say about the aging process. Linklater is basically saying with this film that life isn’t defined by the big milestone events, but rather by all of the tedium and smaller moments in between. Patricia Arquette gives the best performance in the movie, but it’s Ethan Hawke who steals the show for me. The song choices - particularly “Hero” by Family of the Year - capture the feel of the film so well that whenever I listen to that song, I am instantly transported back to this film. The whole film is just one big nostalgic time capsule. This is my third time watching Boyhood, and every time I watch it I am as emotionally plugged in as I possibly could be. The film is almost 3 hours long and yet every time it ends, I find myself wishing for another half an hour or so. It makes me laugh and cry, and it’s one of only a very small amount of films that I’d say “changes” me in some way when I watch it."
"Absolutely loved it ! The fact that it’s the same actors over 12 years and you watch them grow up on screen is so wonderful."
"What a great film! Innovative and original premise, great acting, directing and storytelling. I was completely engaged and moved throughout this movie and consider it one of my faves."
"Too long and rather pretentious"
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