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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Ethan Hawke
Patricia Arquette
Ellar Coltrane
Lorelei Linklater
Directors
Richard Linklater
Screenwriters
Richard Linklater
Running Time
163 minutes

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Boyhood

Plot
Six year-old Mason (Coltrane) lives with his mom (Arquette) and sister Samantha (Linklater) in Texas, Dad (Hawke) having recently left. We follow his and the family’s life over the next 12 years, as boy becomes man.


Verdict
Linklater’s beautiful film is an extraordinary achievement — tender, funny, wise and wistful, full of warmth and humanity.


Reviewed by Liz Beardsworth

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