Boyhood


Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane star in director Richard Linklater’s long-gestating drama Boyhood. Watch the movie trailer below. The story covers 12 years in the life of a family. Mason and his older sister, Samantha, learn to face the realities of growing up, while their divorced parents cope with the ongoing challenges of parenting in an ever-evolving landscape.

movie posterRelease Date: July 11, 2014 (limited)
Studio: IFC Films
Genre: Drama
Director: Richard Linklater
Screenwriter: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater
Running Time: 2 hr. 40 min.
MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use.
Official Website: BoyhoodMovie.com

Plot Summary

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.

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