Friday, May 9th, 2014

Boyhood started filming in 2002 and it is finally getting released on July 11th. Usually I get worried when I hear something took so long to make it onto the big screen, but in the case of Boyhood I’ll allow it and put my money down to see it now. Why? It was actually being shot for 12 years with the same cast the whole time. The writer/director, Richard Linklater, has brought you Dazed and Confused, Me and Orson Welles, and Before Midnight. The story he is bringing you this summer is a coming of age story for a child named Mason. We get to the see important milestones of his life, the changes of fashion and tastes, and the making from a child to a graduating high school student. In most films we see the big milestones as the big firsts (prom, losing our virginity, first love, first heartbreak, first fight, death, and so on), but in this film we get to see the subtle ones that change the person from the inside out. The way they were able to make this movie so organic is that they would film every year.

The main cast is Patricia Arquette (the mother), Ethan Hawke (the stepfather), Lorelei Linklater (sister), and Ellar Coltrane plays the main character, Mason. We will be trying to get this movie into our theater this summer. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think!