Boyhood

A masterpiece that isn't quite like anything else in the history of cinema.
-Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
A one-of-a-kind movie. It touches something deep and true.
-Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
There has simply never been anything like this movie.
-Logan Hill, Rolling Stone
BOYHOOD est le meilleur film que j'ai vu cette année. D'une rare et prodigieuse fluidité. À la fois profonde, sensible et marquante. Un formidable film sur la vie.
-Marc Cassivi, La Presse
L'un des films les plus extraordinaires du 21e siècle!
-A. O. Scott, The New York Times

Synopsis

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. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, July 18, 2014
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 163 min
Year: 2013

CREDITS

CAST
Ellar Coltrane
Jordan Howard
Nick Krause
Patricia Arquette
Tamara Jolaine
Ethan Hawke
DIRECTED BY
Richard Linklater

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PHOTOS

Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke), and Mason (Ellar Coltrane), age 9, in Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Patricia Arquette (year 3). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Ellar Coltrane as Mason in Boyhood. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ellar Coltrane (year 2). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Ellar Coltrane (year 8). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Ellar Coltrane. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes/IFC
Lorelei Linklater (year 2). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Ellar Coltrane (year 12). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Ellar Coltrane (year 6). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Mason (Ellar Coltrane), age 17, in Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Mason (Ellar Coltrane), age 6, in Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes Courtesy of IFC Films.
Patricia Arquette (Olivia) and Ellar Coltrane (Mason) in Boyhood. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ellar Coltrane. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes/IFC
Mason (Ellar Coltrane), age 7, in Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ethan Hawke (year 6). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Ellar Coltrane (Mason), and Ethan Hawke (Mason Sr.) in Boyhood. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Patricia Arquette (year 5). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Patricia Arquette (Olivia) in Boyhood. Courtesy of IFC Films. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ellar Coltrane as Mason in Boyhood. Courtesy of IFC Films. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Ethan Hawke (year 4). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Director Richard Linklater on set. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Lorelei Linklater (year 5). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Ethan Hawke (year 11). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Ellar Coltrane. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes/IFC
Patricia Arquette (Olivia) and Ellar Coltrane (Mason) in Boyhood. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Patricia Arquette (year 11). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Mason (Ellar Coltrane), age 9, in Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Mason (Ellar Coltrane), age 11, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater), and Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke) in Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes. Courtesy of IFC Films.
Lorelei Linklater (year 11). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Ellar Coltrane. Photo Credit: Matt Lankes/IFC
Ethan Hawke (year 2). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Lorelei Linklater (year 8). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.
Patricia Arquette (year 8). Photo Credit: Matt Lankes / IFC.