#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
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When you think back to _Slackers_ you remember how easy that movie flowed. How comfortably it drifted. Just go with it. Let it happen, live in the moment. Then there’s the _Before trilogy_ which again seemed effortless and free-flowing yet constructed with so much care that you knew this filmmaker was not only unusual, but acutely human. That he cherished experience and learning and submitted to the eternal present, surrendering to and tinkering with fate, while tending to the perpetually immediate situation with enormous sensitivity and regard.
But nothing could prepare you for _Boyhood_. You can’t overstate the fact that it’s a grand free-flowing time-lapse experiment and that most of the actors–no not actors, not performers–most of the people were cast when the central figure was a very young boy, looking up at the sky, having no idea how his future would unfold. The world might be a stage but Richard Linkater is not omnipotent. As a definitive work-in-progress, a daring collaboration with fate and destiny, who could really know how the boy’s script was going to turn out, and how the wide array of voices in his life would shape him as he stumbles toward adulthood? Only a true sure-footed and fluid filmmaker, an authentic disarming innovator could raise this baby with as much beauty and wisdom. Dazed and Confused? Make room for Clear and Composed.
Hear the lamb howl. _Boyhood_ is a daring experimental wolf wrapped in conventional wool. Needing to be shot chronologically, the linear time-line and 12-year shooting schedule called for a fresh and original approach to crafting a movie. If something went wrong during the many long gaps in production, say, if an actor suddenly became unavailable, or some drastic circumstance threatened to break the continuity of the boy and his family’s life, there’s no going back to re-shoot. No relying on special effects make-up or casting young and old versions of a character. The faith invested in this concept and the delicate handling of it’s execution is a marvel to witness, blooming before our eyes.
Patricia Arquette was growing up too. Aging faster than Ellar Coltrane, it appeared. This movie defies breaking up into a series of disjointed, episodic fragments. And Arquette stitches together an admirable and dedicated performance as the ubiquitous maternal defender who struggles to keep herself and her family from falling apart. Because of the blur between fiction and reality, between drama and documentary, and because of the way Linklater is able to nurture the process and allow his films to take on a life of their own, Arquette may not be acting on set any more than she has to in real life. A slight adjustment in perspective and this movie could have been called _Motherhood_.
Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ is a brilliant film about life and the struggle to find meaning. It follows a family through a twelve year period as they endure situations and tackle obstacles together. The main technical aspect of the film is a very controversial and memorable one as Linklater hired his main actors and continued to follow them for twelve years thus adding to the realism of the feature adding much poignancy to the themes. The overall direction can be considered very naturalistic and simple but there are wonderful shots of natural environments such as the beautiful river that Mason and his father visit representing the beauty of life whilst underlining the insignificance of man’s role in the world.
The screenplay is a touching study of the meaning of life. There is a great balance of humour and heart-rending dialogue throughout the film. At 165 minutes, the movie is a long one but the pacing was perfect and captivating that I hardly noted the film’s duration. The characters each have profound dialogue in which they discuss the journey of which they (and we) are going through and question the reasoning of difficult events.
The performances in ‘Boyhood’ are exceptional. Mason (Ellar Coltrane) starts off as relatively inexperienced and under-developed but matures as the film progresses adding substance to his character’s arch. This performance is supported by the excellent Patricia Arquette who plays the mother. Arquette manages to portray the mother perfectly as she undergoes traumatic events that shape her family’s life.
Overall, I feel that ‘Boyhood’ is a technically brilliant achievement in film-making. Not only is the process fascinating in terms of the methods used to create the film but it is also a fascinating investigation into time.
BOYHOOD…What a great movie! I simply believe in America again! They are also humans, guys, trust me:) Its obviously doesn’t matter if you are an American, German or Russian. There are the same problems, the same ways, the same love inside us. As a Russian I must say I understand American people and also myself much much better with this movie. It was like… about me… I just COULD NOT imagine how much we are all the same.. Just love it! If I look at my childhood in the former USSR I see not much difference, the cars and houses are different, we spoke Russian, but that feeling, that pulse of life, that sometimes “lost” fathers and mothers to solve every day problems, fighting for the existence and good life for the children are so familiar to me.. That long hair and piercing.. Oh boy, its all so much alike. And those “Paul was greater than the others…”. The movie is just breathing, its a three hours of fresh air!
I do not want to say much about the qualities of the movie.. It is overall brilliant. I do believe, this will be a classical film, and students all over thew world will study it in future at their film schools. P.S. Sorry for my poor English.
Ultimate triumph of style over substance
The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18. Where the actors (Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) played the film in real time so it took 13 years to make.
One of the few films I have ever walked out on. The others were in disgust, but this one I left due to pure boredom. One hour into the film and there had been only 5 minutes of drama, then the film was back to documenting the boring fictional life of a boring fictional family.
Now the whole idea of actors who age naturally with the film could have been interesting. But the director completely pooched this fantastic opportunity by slavishly doing the film chronologically (and slooooooowly) instead of mixing it up a bit and showing us the boy’s life at 6, then at 18, then back to 15… but instead year trailed after year, and after an hour I really felt like I had lived through those first few years in real time too!
So here is my list of things that are more fun that watching BOYHOOD:
* cleaning your gutters (did that earlier today and found a frog. That was more exciting) – waiting in the waiting room of the dentist (at least there is some suspense) – getting your teeth drilled by the dentist (at least you feel something) – a good bowel movement (the smell only lasts a few minutes, not three hours)
I could obviously continue, but you get the drift. This film is the ultimate triumph of style over substance. Nice idea technically, totally forgettable as a film.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 45 min (165 min)
Director Richard Linklater
Writer Richard Linklater
Actors Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Elijah Smith, Lorelei Linklater
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 172 wins & 218 nominations.
Production Company Detour Filmproduction
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact, Zeiss Super Speed Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Cinelicious, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2.5K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema