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Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
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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. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

The fact that this movie has been 12 years in the making is an incredible fact and will no doubt be a huge intriguing selling point for any audience. Linklater is an incredibly smart and intelligent filmmaker— and with reviews already certifying it as fresh— Boyhood will no doubt do great business at the box office. It has potential to not only be the film of the summer, but possibly the movie of the year.


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