Boyhood (2014)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama, Coming-of-Age, Slice of Life  |   Release Date - Jul 11, 2014 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 165 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a coming-of-age drama that the director spent twelve years making. He cast a young boy, Ellar Coltrane, and shot the film a few days at a time for over a decade so that he could capture how his leading actor, and the rest of his cast, aged. The film's story simply follows a boy named Mason (Coltrane) as he progresses from age 6 to 18 and deals with the typical travails of childhood like his parents' divorce, bad stepparents, falling in love, finding his artistic voice, and fighting with his bratty older sister. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette co-star as Mason's parents.

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adolescence, boy, family, juvenile, life