Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Have you seen Boyhood? After a couple of attempts where I arrived to a sold-out show, I finally got to the theater 30 minutes early and snagged a seat. :) Ever since, I can't stop thinking about the film. In case you haven't read about it, check out this review and watch the trailer here. The story is remarkable. Basically, the film traces the journey of Mason from the age of 6 until he turns 18. Director Richard Linklater (the same guy behind the Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and After Midnight trilogy) got the cast together to film every summer for a few days in Texas over the span of 12 years. As the New York Times aptly explained: the realism is jolting.

It's amazing to have this time capsule film that allows you to watch a little boy grow up. Not only that, but the chance to see the impact that time has on the relationship you have with your family and the people you love the most. It's a beautiful reminder of how tumultuous our adolescent years can feel and how much credit we need to give to the varying moments and people that ultimately shape our lives. Hand's down, my favorite part of the movie was seeing Mason interact with Mason Sr. (played by Ethan Hawke).

Have you watched the film? What did you think?

Watch Ellar Coltrane (the film's star) on Jimmy Fallon here

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