The buzz about “Boyhood” is everywhere these days. Words like “masterpiece” and “Oscar” are being batted around.
Director Richard Linklater has captured the public imagination with filming a fictional movie over a 12-year period. The audience sees a boy named Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, literally grow up from first grade to his first year in college.
We also watch his older sister, Samantha (Lorelei Linklater, the director’s daughter), and his parents, played by Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke, age before our eyes. In the everyday events of a family’s life, universal themes emerge.
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