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DVD - 2016
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Follows the life of a young man, from age five to eighteen.
Publisher: New York, NY : Criterion Collection, [2016]
ISBN: 9781681431246
Call Number: DVD F BOYH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in..
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Boyhood (Motion picture)


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One of NY Times and BBC critics top 25 films of the 21st century.

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May 08, 2021

Richard Linklater is a director who has put out so many good movies over the years that it boggles the mind. This is probably the movie along with Dazed and Confused that he'll be best remembered for. Truly ambitious with this one.

Nov 14, 2020

A family domain,
live on a worldly plane.
Time spent, to rein
present, or to deign
ascent on a fast lane.
Content, and growing pain.
Life strain,
Milestone is vain;
Memory poetic of mundane.
Joy and bane.
A boy grew to a swain.

Oct 31, 2020

Fabulous movie showing the ACTUAL 12 years of Ellar Coltrane being filmed through the years. Ethan Hawke as his father is wonderful and Patricia Arquette -also aged in this 12 year filming-as his mother is the perfect fit, does such a good job and good to look at. Lorelei Linklater as the sister, also filmed over the 12 year period is great. Even the step sister and step brother age in the move. Every actor in this movie ages. wow. I've never seen a movie like this. SO UNIQUE!!! 10 Stars!!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Apr 19, 2019

Good movie

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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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.

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.

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.

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!

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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Apr 11, 2015

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Mar 04, 2019

Other: Teen drug and alcohol use.


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