Blu-ray Disc - 2015 | Widescreen ed
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Shot over a 12-year span, director Richard Linklater's groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a boy named Mason, who ages from six to eighteen years old on screen.
Publisher: [UNITED STATES] : Paramount, 2015
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: BLU Boyho
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 164 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 11, 2019

Very boring movie and I hated that the director had smoking in a movie about childhood. Hollywood loves the cigarette. Plus Mason Sr is a boring actor. Actually the whole movie is boring. Couldn't wait for it to be over. It only got interesting when the protagonist went to College, and then it ends. Thumbs down!

Apr 19, 2019

Good movie

Mar 04, 2019

Thought it was a good movie with a good cast. Very long though, might bore some folks. But I understand the concept the director wanted, it mostly pays off.

Jan 24, 2018

A dreadful movie...... I watched this movie based upon recommendations/ reviews. The concept of filming over 12 years is very ambitious & could have created an inspiring movie. However this movie is meandering & very boring. The movie provides an eye opening view into the consequences of parents who are self absorbed & lacking clear focus about what parenting entails & priority for their children. Mason is dragged through multiple living situations that expose him to adults who demonstrate harmful or narcissistic or addictive behaviors. We couldn't watch the whole movie - it was so depressing. We "skipped forward" through lengthy, unscripted & very boring sections hoping, ever hoping, that something inspirational or redeeming would happen to this family. Unfortunately, by his later teens Mason evidenced repeating some of the poor choices that his parents had demonstrated in the early years documented in the movie. The adults did not "speak wisdom" into this teen's life. Rather they had little credibility with Mason b/c of their own poor track record. Similarly, the adults were "too busy" continuing on with their erratic & typically poor life choices to be clued into Mason's poor teen pathway. Do not waste your time with this movie. It is boring, lengthy, lacking any direction or redeeming theme.

Jul 06, 2017

I had some technical difficulty giving this the full five stars but it definitely deserved the best commendation. I give this movie 10 out of 10. It is one of the best I've seen. It flows effortlessly and seamlessly through several years full of changes. I have just watched it for the second time and was once again truly impressed with the richness and quality of the whole production.

Apr 17, 2017

It is a good movie and it is amazing that it took 12 years to film so they could use the same actors. I think people of different ages will enjoy the movie differently. I am in my 50's and ended nostalgic and a little down, since I watched it more from the parents perspective that are approaching the empty nest time. I imagine younger people will see it from a different perspective.

Mar 20, 2017

This was an OK movie that patiently follows a male actor as he grows from childhood to leaving home for college. His mom has two dysfunctional marriages which may/may not affect his personal strength and readiness for adulthood: he starts off college by skipping orientation to get stoned with his roommate and new friends. His two parents do remain in his life and it's clear they genuinely care for him.

Oct 17, 2016

I am glad to see that movie - now I understand better my son - I am from different culture so was unaware about some nuances here
also - how sometimes difficult is boyhood
it is fine to compare with Boys'n'Hood

Sep 23, 2016

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (an amazing by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. AMAZING!

Sep 20, 2016

This movie is something that has never been seen before. Over the course of 12 years, the same cast filmed the same movie together in order to bring a more authentic feel to this coming of age film. The movie is set through the eyes of a young boy named Mason, as he grows up and watches his family change and experiences everything for the first time. The movie is very slow paced which can be boring at times, however the overall appeal of the same cast growing together makes this film that much more interesting. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars for it’s interesting take on growing up, and would recommend it to anyone who wishes they were more in the moment. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Pubic library

Boyhood is a pretty good movie. It sends a clear message for all the parents and especially the mothers. Boyhood shows two samples of kids that are changing every year for the worse.. especially Mason who is always choosing the wrong friends and by "wrong" I mean bad friends who are teaching bad stuff like saying bad words, smoking, seeing and watching pictures or videos that are inappropriate for their ages. I didn't like the movie that much because this kind of movie is a little bit boring for teenagers and because I know what is good for me and what is bad for me. I give this movie 5/10 and it is PG 13. - @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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Mar 04, 2019

Mason: So what's the point?

Dad: Of what?

Mason: I don't know, any of this. Everything.

Dad: Everything? What's the point? I mean, I sure as shit don't know. Neither does anybody else, okay? We're all just winging it, you know? The good news is you're feeling stuff. And you've got to hold on to that.

Mar 06, 2015

A pair of stoned college kids:
Girl: You know how everyone's always saying, "Seize the moment"? I don't know, I'm kinda thinking it's the other way around. You know, like, the moment seizes us.
Mason: Yeah. Yeah, I know. It's constant.
Girl: The moment, it's just...It's like it's always right now, you know?
Mason: Yeah.

Mar 06, 2015

Dad's advice to Son:

Dad: Here's the truth. Women
are never satisfied, okay? They're always looking to potentially trade up, and that's, I'm sorry to say, what I think has happened to you, my fine-feathered friend.
Son: What does that even mean?
Dad: It means don't hand over the controls to your self-esteem to Sheila ... It means you are responsible for you, not your girlfriend, not your mom, not me, you. And if you truly take care of you, you will be amazed at how much girls like Sheena start lining up at your front door.

Mar 04, 2015

SPOILER ALERT -- Mom was about to be an empty nester:

Mom: You know what I'm realising? My life is just going to go. Like that. This series of milestones. Getting married. Having kids. Getting divorced. The time that we thought you were dyslexic. When I taught you how to ride a bike. Getting divorced... again. Getting my masters degree. Finally getting the job I wanted. Sending Samantha off to college. Sending you off to college. You know what's next? Huh? It's my fucking funeral! Just go, and leave my picture!

Jan 29, 2015

'Dad? There's no, like, real magic in the world, right?"

"What do you mean?"

"You know, like elves and stuff. People just made that up."

"Oh, I don't know. I mean, what makes you think that elves are any more magical than something like a whale? You know what I mean? What if I told you a story about how underneath the ocean, there was this giant sea mammal that used sonar and sang songs and it was so big that its heart was the size of a car and you could crawl through the arteries? I mean, you'd think that was pretty magical, right?"

"Yeah. But, like, right this second, there's, like, no elves in the world, right?"

"No. Technically, no elves."

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Apr 11, 2015

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Mar 04, 2019

Other: Teen drug and alcohol use.


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