11 – Boyhood (2014) | ★★★★½
Plot: Growing up from 2002 to 2014, Mason (Ellar Coltrane) traverses through life, asking the same questions our generation have on becoming adults and on living our lives.
This is one ambitious feat which evolved into a masterpiece. Linklater is an expert in removing barriers between the characters and the viewers. Watching this film, I feel like I am seeing right before my eyes what my life had been on the past decade. It gets to you, the nostalgia of it all. The soundtrack is right on. The trends, the look, the language, the atmosphere. All were weaved into a beautiful tapestry.
It may very well become a classic in its own right. Not a 10 because I feel more can be told or explored about Mason’s inquiries on life (IMHO).
“Everything? What’s the point? I mean, I sure as shit don’t know. Neither does anybody else, okay. We’re all just winging it, you know. The good news is you’re feeling stuff. And you’ve got to hold on to that.”
Runtime: 2hrs 45min (IMDb)
Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette