Boyhood

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2hr 46mins // directed by:Richard Linklater // featuring:Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

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.

The Boston Globe 

"Boyhood is a stunt, an epic, a home video, and a benediction. It reminds us of what movies could be and - far more important - what life actually is." - Ty Burr 

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Salon 

"There isn't anything else quite like Boyhood in the history of cinema, although that wouldn't matter one-fifth as much if it weren't a moving and memorable viewing experience in the end." - Andrew O'Hehir 

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TIME Magazine

"Boyhood shimmers with unforced reality. It shows how an ordinary life can be reflected in an extraordinary movie." - Richard Corliss 

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