• Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood

Release Date: July 11th, 2014

DVD Release Date: January 6th, 2015

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

Production Co: Detour Filmproduction

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Family, Sister, 2000s, Father, Cool, Creative, 2010s, Mother, Friendship, Growing up, Charming, Friend

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 95
    William GossFilm.com

    Like the best of fiction, it conveys greater truth about coming to terms with the world at large, and regardless of whether each individual scene is ultimately justified in its inclusion, the cumulative impact of seeing something resembling a life unfold over a mere two hours and forty minutes is overwhelming. show more

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's the selective but cumulative use of seemingly arbitrary but significant experiences that gives Boyhood its distinctive character and impressive weight. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2014)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Best Foreign Language Film - Audience Jury
Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role