On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Running Time: 
164 minutes

“Boyhood” is a movie that literally took 12 years to create and managed to keep the same cast throughout the whole process. The movie follows a child named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and the trials and tribulations he has to go through from age 5 to 18. Mason and his family don’t exactly have the easiest of lives, but manage to get through it together. The movie has been nominated for and also won numerous awards already.
This movie was quite an experience to watch. I was also impressed at this 12 year project that turned out to be a work of art. What struck me the most about this film was how natural the overall story felt and how there were so many moments in the movie that the audience (especially me) could easily relate to on several levels. The movie was a bit tough to swallow when putting my own life in perspective, but felt everything was tastefully displayed and done. Also, the casting and acting was spot on with the every actor involved in the movie contributing something special to the bigger picture.
My only gripes for “Boyhood” were that it was a bit lengthy and there were some scenes that could have been left out or shortened. However, after watching the entire movie, you’ll see every scene has its purpose whether it be significant or not. I highly recommend watching “Boyhood” whether you have kids or not a whether you had a “normal” childhood or not. This movie will leave you breathless and is totally worth watching. For those reasons, I am giving “Boyhood” my first ‘A+” of 2015.

Paul Arca
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