Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Boyhood by Richard Linklater, 2014 (R)
with Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke (Daybreakers), Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Nick Krause (The Descendants), Marco Perella (Miss Congeniality), Brad Hawkins
After divorcing, a mother and father continue to share the task of guiding their young son through youth and adolescence, and finally to adulthood. As the years roll by, the relationships among the three characters continue to evolve as well.
Long time not seeing a good movie. This one is quite the one best movie I have seen this year. Of course, it is fascinating to see a young boy growing up, experiencing life through little windows in each year, summarizing 12 years in two hours and forty minutes. It is even more amazing to see the emotional and physical journey of the mother (Amazing Patricia Arquette) and the father. I have also experienced the fear of some potential drama and realized how conditioned I am to action drama movies, not being able to relax and enjoy the normality and beauty of life. This movie is full of life and empty of all the Hollywood formatting on how life should be portrayed. Boyhood is definitely a unique movie.