Saturday, August 09, 2014
There is a quiet beauty in watching a life unfold. In Boyhood we follow a young man growing up. He has his struggles, he has his triumphs. Many of the moments are just life moments all of us deal with at one time or another. Director Richard Linklater made this film using the same actors for 12 years. As we watch lives unfold, we watch people age, we watch people change. The kids' changes are the most dramatic, and the adults show a lot of grace as they age. The script is engaging and there is some wonderful acting here. Music is used to set the eras and mood. Filmed in Texas, the setting adds to the tone of the story. An ambitious project that has given us a real cinematic gem.