Director: Richard Linklater
Writer(s): Richard Linklater
Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith, Lorelei Linklater
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.
“One of the most remarkable moviegoing experiences I’ve ever had.” – Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com
“Boyhood” is a transporting experience about the simplest of subjects. The movie telescopes artfully – but never pretentiously – the experience of growing up.” – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
“I can think of few feature films in the history of the medium that have explored the power, and the melancholy, of film’s intimate enmeshment with time in the way Richard Linklater’s Boyhood does.” – Dana Stevens, Slate
“Unshakable, witty and deeply felt, the film will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York