on Boyhood directed by Richard Linklater.


Last night, I’ve watched one of the best movies I’ve EVER seen. And I just had to share because the movie was absolutely perfect. You might have heard about it around this summer. Or last weekend, when Boyhood won 3 Golden Globes (Best drama, best director in drama and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette). Of course I watched this year Golden Globes, I try to watch all the “important” award shows. (And by the way, this year Amy Poehler and Tina Fey did an amazing job – but I will talk about this another time.) So I have my list of critically acclaimed movies that are nominated for all sorts of awards and Boyhood was on top of the list. First of all, the little boy on the poster is absolutely adorable and I the trailer just got me hooked. And here’s why I loved this incredible movie so much…

Synopsis: boyhood

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. (c) Sundance Film Fest

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