Filmed over 12 years with the same cast comes this story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen. It charts the rocky terrain of childhood and is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting
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Did you ever go to a really nice party or a family gathering, like maybe Thanksgiving, and you really love everybody (or sorta mostly), and it is really heartwarming and you have a good time but it just goes on longer than you would like and you start thinking "This has been really swell, I wonder if I can leave soon?" It's like that.
It's rare for me to drop a film in the first 30 minutes, but, Holy Shit, is the dialogue bad. The writing reaches Lost In Translation levels of irritating. It's so cliche, so pseudo-cute, so hipster, so liberal. I know kids can be annoying but that little girl is on a whole other level.
12 YEARS OF A LIFETIME. Neither a document, nor a series spread over 12 seasons, and much more than a technical feat. Just life, as it is. Lots of consistency, emotion, accuracy. Welcome to the history of cinema! = 12 ANS D'UNE VIE. Ni 1 docu, ni 1 série sur 12 saisons, et bien plus qu'une prouesse technique. Juste la vie, comme elle est. Bcp de cohérence, d'émotion, de justesse. Bienvenue dans l'histoire du cinéma !
Richard Linklater is one of the most original filmmakers of all time. In a medium that is over one hundred years old Linklater still finds new ways to reinvent how we view and make movies. Much like his Celine and Jesse films, this movie feels like a documentary and it is nothing short of brilliant.
This really is a once-in-a-lifetime film and therefore a once-in-a-lifetime experience for anyone watching it. Soon to be a modern classic, this is a picture that will be looked back on as one of the greatest ever made.
It doesn't have anything particularly unique to say, but Linklater's "Boyhood" is a candid, unpretentious and affectingly nostalgic experience, particularly for nineties kids. A grand and beautiful achievement. Also, Patricia Arquette needs an Oscar!
"I just thought there would be more", says Patricia Arquette as she breaks down in tears towards the end of the film. Richard Linklater explores grand existential questions in this wistful coming-of-age dramedy which shares the novelty of being filmed over 12 years with the same actors. With so many moments of pure empathy and honesty, you'd even forgive Linklater his dramatic use of alcoholic stepfathers. Moving.
cannot believe i actually left my bike parked without a proper lock to go see this movie... if bikes had feelings, mine would be disappointed. also ethan hawke is still hot but oh god the moustache and all the beatles talking ruined even him for me in this film.