Monday, February 22, 2016

Boyhood (2014)

What a sight to see.

Richard Linklater's Boyhood is about an American family was shot over 12 years.

There's no series of actors playing the children of Ethan Hawke and Patrica Arquette.

That's Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater audiences are seeing from childhood to adulthood.

Boyhood offers guides along the way to show the passage of time - references to Facebook, the 2008 American presidential election, Twilight, Star Wars and Lady Gaga (I think).

Mom (Arquette) succeeds in her professional life, but keeps striking out in her relationships.

Dad (Hawke) makes up for being away from his kids when they're young with advice that's usually bang-on.

This site is for films released 10 or more years ago, but I couldn't resist taking a look at Boyhood.

Arquette won an Oscar for best supporting actress. The film was nominated for five other Academy Awards including best picture, director and actor. Sandra Adair also rightfully received an Oscar nod for editing 12 years of footage together.

See this film.

RATING: 8/10

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