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R| 2 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
The joys and pitfalls of growing up are seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater). Vignettes, filmed with the same cast over the course of 12 years, capture family meals, road trips, birthday parties, graduations and other important milestones. Songs from Coldplay, Arcade Fire and other artists capture the time period. Directed by Richard Linklater.

Cast: Ellar Coltrane , Patricia Arquette , Ethan Hawke , Lorelei Linklater , Tamara Jolaine , Nick Krause , Jordan Howard , Evie Thompson

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

Boyhood (2014)

Release Date: July 11th, 2014|2 hr. 45 min.

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  • Want to know what it's like to be in on the discovery of a new American classic. Check out Boyhood. Richard Linklater's coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule. show more

  • I'm as reluctant to stop writing about this movie as I was to stop watching it: At 166 minutes, it flies by, and you don't want to leave that world. But one thing is certain: This isn't the last word. People will be writing about this film for years - and looking at it to discover the lost history of our time. show more

  • On rare occasions a movie seems to channel the flow of real life. Boyhood is one of those occasions. In its ambition, which is matched by its execution, Richard Linklater's endearing epic is not only rare but unique. show more

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  • March 14, 2015 Alfredo
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    I'm divorcing my wife for renting sorry excuse of a movie. I consider myself somewhat art inclined, but I cannot appreciate someone's lack of follow through, the director put in a lot of work and required a lot of patience, but boy did it fail to entertain. Don't watch this movie, you will never get your 2 hours back. While writing this my wife and I made up.

  • March 01, 2015 Kimberly Ray
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    This was the most boring movie of my life. There is no plot, nothing exciting happens, and you don't know what the point of the movie is.

  • February 15, 2015 Patti
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    Sorry, just because someone has spent 12 years of their lives making this movie; doesn't make it a great movie or even a good movie. It is poorly edited. It is sadly lacking in an interesting theme. We have all been a child at some point. If only they picked one interesting aspect of this child's life to expand upon...every time I thought they were going to expound on an interesting moment it cut to another year. I know people myself, with more interesting life stories. It presented as a reality TV show - and a poor one at that.

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'Apehood' Is a 'Boyhood'/'Apes' Mashup Guaranteed to Make You Feel Things (VIDEO)

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Drew Taylor on July 11, 2014

This weekend, two of the year's very best movies are hitting theaters. One is Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," a sensitive, down-to-earth drama that took twelve years to film; the other is "Dawn of the ...

'Boyhood' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing the One-of-a-Kind Drama

Posted by
Drew Taylor on July 11, 2014

Yes, the current cinematic landscape is filled with giant, towering transformers that can handily destroy large swaths of both Chicago and China, super-intelligent apes leading a revolt against humani...

'Boyhood' Director Richard Linklater Never Doubted His Ambitious, 12-Year Production

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on July 11, 2014

While Richard Linklater was making "School of Rock," "Bad News Bears," "Before Sunset" and "Bernie," he was also quietly making "Boyhood," a film that's production spanned 12 years. It's an unpreceden...

Weekend Movies & TV: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Boyhood,' 'The Strain,' & More (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jonny Black on July 10, 2014

This weekend, Gary Oldman leads a band of human survivors against an army of genetically evolved apes in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a young man's adolescence, from the ages of 5 to 18, is chron...

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