Boyhood

Boyhood

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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Follows the life of a young man, from age five to eighteen.
Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2016]
Edition: Blu-ray special edition
ISBN: 9781681432205
168143220X
Call Number: BLU F BOYH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
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Alternative Title: Boyhood (Motion picture)

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publicenemy48
Aug 11, 2020

when I first seen how long this movie was I said ah naw this movie too long than I began to watch it and it was not long at all . I really enjoyed this movie soo much. really was good. I was amazed that it took 12 years to make that was some dedication.

VaughanPLKatherine Apr 22, 2020

A brilliant film following a boy of divorce and his family over a decade of his life. All the actors are constant throughout the film. Meaning the director really did film them over the course of a decade. This really brought the movie to life for me, and I felt excited to see the changes in our protagonist over the years, a realistic view of this child and his family (adults and older siblings also go through changes). This authenticity adds to the overall tone of the film. There is no 'climax' or 'big plot moment' here. That being said, the film's narrative replicates that of true life. It ebbs and flows from birthdays to graduations to divorces to moving to different houses and schools. We may remember these milestones in our own life, and even then, they are usually flashes (or scenes of our own movie)

This film is great for someone who is willing to be open minded, and who truly wants to experience an authentic 'coming of age' film.

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dmasterson
Apr 10, 2020

An interesting nostalgic film for those born in the 1990s. Boyhood was shot over the life of the main actor for his childhood and teenage years starting in that period. The movie includes many references to the cultural changes over those times.

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Lizarella
Apr 09, 2020

This movie doesn't have much in the way of a plot and is honestly a little boring. It's not something I would watch a second time. I really loved the concept. When I watched the movie, my daughter was the same age as Mason Jr in the beginning of the film so it felt like watching my own kid grow up. I'm pretty sure that's the only reason I liked it though.

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strider643
Sep 11, 2019

Very boring movie and I hated that the director had smoking in a movie about childhood. Hollywood loves the cigarette. Plus Mason Sr is a boring actor. Actually the whole movie is boring. Couldn't wait for it to be over. It only got interesting when the protagonist went to College, and then it ends. Thumbs down!

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nancyg1126
Apr 19, 2019

Good movie

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reginator_22
Mar 04, 2019

Thought it was a good movie with a good cast. Very long though, might bore some folks. But I understand the concept the director wanted, it mostly pays off.

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cath5192
Jan 24, 2018

A dreadful movie...... I watched this movie based upon recommendations/ reviews. The concept of filming over 12 years is very ambitious & could have created an inspiring movie. However this movie is meandering & very boring. The movie provides an eye opening view into the consequences of parents who are self absorbed & lacking clear focus about what parenting entails & priority for their children. Mason is dragged through multiple living situations that expose him to adults who demonstrate harmful or narcissistic or addictive behaviors. We couldn't watch the whole movie - it was so depressing. We "skipped forward" through lengthy, unscripted & very boring sections hoping, ever hoping, that something inspirational or redeeming would happen to this family. Unfortunately, by his later teens Mason evidenced repeating some of the poor choices that his parents had demonstrated in the early years documented in the movie. The adults did not "speak wisdom" into this teen's life. Rather they had little credibility with Mason b/c of their own poor track record. Similarly, the adults were "too busy" continuing on with their erratic & typically poor life choices to be clued into Mason's poor teen pathway. Do not waste your time with this movie. It is boring, lengthy, lacking any direction or redeeming theme.

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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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reginator_22
Mar 04, 2019

Mason: So what's the point?

Dad: Of what?

Mason: I don't know, any of this. Everything.

Dad: Everything? What's the point? I mean, I sure as shit don't know. Neither does anybody else, okay? We're all just winging it, you know? The good news is you're feeling stuff. And you've got to hold on to that.

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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

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reginator_22
Mar 04, 2019

Other: Teen drug and alcohol use.

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