Boyhood

Boyhood

DVD - 2015
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A story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen. The film was shot intermittently over a twelve-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of Mason and his older sister, Samantha, to adulthood.

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leabharlann2011
Jul 06, 2017

I had some technical difficulty giving this the full five stars but it definitely deserved the best commendation. I give this movie 10 out of 10. It is one of the best I've seen. It flows effortlessly and seamlessly through several years full of changes. I have just watched it for the second time and was once again truly impressed with the richness and quality of the whole production.

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lmabadie
Apr 17, 2017

It is a good movie and it is amazing that it took 12 years to film so they could use the same actors. I think people of different ages will enjoy the movie differently. I am in my 50's and ended nostalgic and a little down, since I watched it more from the parents perspective that are approaching the empty nest time. I imagine younger people will see it from a different perspective.

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kpelish
Mar 20, 2017

This was an OK movie that patiently follows a male actor as he grows from childhood to leaving home for college. His mom has two dysfunctional marriages which may/may not affect his personal strength and readiness for adulthood: he starts off college by skipping orientation to get stoned with his roommate and new friends. His two parents do remain in his life and it's clear they genuinely care for him.

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klimekk
Oct 17, 2016

I am glad to see that movie - now I understand better my son - I am from different culture so was unaware about some nuances here
also - how sometimes difficult is boyhood
it is fine to compare with Boys'n'Hood

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readyrisa
Sep 23, 2016

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (an amazing by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. AMAZING!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 20, 2016

Boyhood is a pretty good movie. It sends a clear message for all the parents and especially the mothers. Boyhood shows two samples of kids that are changing every year for the worse.. especially Mason who is always choosing the wrong friends and by "wrong" I mean bad friends who are teaching bad stuff like saying bad words, smoking, seeing and watching pictures or videos that are inappropriate for their ages. I didn't like the movie that much because this kind of movie is a little bit boring for teenagers and because I know what is good for me and what is bad for me. I give this movie 5/10 and it is PG 13. - @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

AL_ZOEY Aug 31, 2016

While the real-time filming was a cool gimmick. This movie was just as boring as growing up was...always waiting for something to happen, or for it end. Also, if anyone was wonder was Ethan Hawk was up to, there's that...

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andreareads
Aug 21, 2016

It was interesting watching how the early action happened around the main character, and then shifted as the character developed and the actor playing him grew into the lead.

bookishdl Jul 04, 2016

Just loved this movie. Was profound with the subtle messages throughout the growing up and experiences of the characters. Totally engaging.

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mamabadger56
Jan 14, 2016

Good, but it does not live up to the hype it was given. Apart from the real-time filming gimmick, it is a rather ordinary story. The lead actors were very good.

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AL_ZOEY Aug 31, 2016

(On road trip:)

Mason: That's the thing, though, I'm not doing it for attention. I just wanna try and not live my life through a screen. I want some kind of actual interaction. A real person, not just the profile they put up.
Sheena: I'm sorry. Were you saying something?
Mason: Yeah, okay, I know you're joking. But, I mean, it's kind of true. You have been, you know, checking your phone this whole time, so, what're you really doing? You don't care what your friends are up to on a Saturday afternoon, but you're also obviously not fully experiencing my profound bitching. So, yeah, it's like everyone's just stuck in like an in-between state, not really experiencing anything.
Sheena: It's not an experience, information it's just information.

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jimg2000
Mar 06, 2015

A pair of stoned college kids:
Girl: You know how everyone's always saying, "Seize the moment"? I don't know, I'm kinda thinking it's the other way around. You know, like, the moment seizes us.
Mason: Yeah. Yeah, I know. It's constant.
Girl: The moment, it's just...It's like it's always right now, you know?
Mason: Yeah.

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jimg2000
Mar 06, 2015

Dad's advice to Son:

Dad: Here's the truth. Women
are never satisfied, okay? They're always looking to potentially trade up, and that's, I'm sorry to say, what I think has happened to you, my fine-feathered friend.
Son: What does that even mean?
Dad: It means don't hand over the controls to your self-esteem to Sheila ... It means you are responsible for you, not your girlfriend, not your mom, not me, you. And if you truly take care of you, you will be amazed at how much girls like Sheena start lining up at your front door.

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jimg2000
Mar 04, 2015

SPOILER ALERT -- Mom was about to be an empty nester:

Mom: You know what I'm realising? My life is just going to go. Like that. This series of milestones. Getting married. Having kids. Getting divorced. The time that we thought you were dyslexic. When I taught you how to ride a bike. Getting divorced... again. Getting my masters degree. Finally getting the job I wanted. Sending Samantha off to college. Sending you off to college. You know what's next? Huh? It's my fucking funeral! Just go, and leave my picture!

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DianaBallarano
Jan 29, 2015

'Dad? There's no, like, real magic in the world, right?"

"What do you mean?"

"You know, like elves and stuff. People just made that up."

"Oh, I don't know. I mean, what makes you think that elves are any more magical than something like a whale? You know what I mean? What if I told you a story about how underneath the ocean, there was this giant sea mammal that used sonar and sang songs and it was so big that its heart was the size of a car and you could crawl through the arteries? I mean, you'd think that was pretty magical, right?"

"Yeah. But, like, right this second, there's, like, no elves in the world, right?"

"No. Technically, no elves."

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Davidf05
Apr 11, 2015

Davidf05 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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