Richard Linklater

Boyhood

The coming-of-age film is a tried and true formula. We follow a child, usually a boy, as he grows from wide-eyed innocence, through his formative years, until he becomes, at least in the eyes of the storyteller, a man. Boyhood completely follows that formula, as we meet six-year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane), a cute, daydreaming kid …

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