I always wanted to see this film and it blew me away. You see they used same actors for the children, took them 10 years to film Boyhood. The little guy and girl in the beginning is the same children during the entire film. I think that is great – makes the film original and different.
In the beginning we see 2 children, Samantha and Mason with their mother. She wants something better for her children so she tells them that they are moving so she can go back to college and they get to see their father again. The film jumps alot but the events and the story makes sense. The mom marries her college professor who turned out to be this douche who drinks alot and being abusive.
So she takes her children away from there and now they are on their own and everything is good, the mom becomes a professor at a college in a small Texas town. We see how a family tries to survive life and 2 teenagers surviving teens and high school.
Their father is someone they see here and there but is still a good dad. He’s a musician but as the kids grow up so does he. He ends up being married to a woman, has a third child and start going to church and calms down you can say.
During the film the kids grow up in front of you and same parents and all aging in front of you – since the film was recorded of the spam of 10 years – Amazing. But it can come off as a little cheesy but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing it.
You see actors like Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelai Linklater, Libby Villari, Marco Perella and many more.