Release Date: July 11, 2014
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane
Director: Richard Linklater
Plot: Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is a coming-of-age drama that the director spent twelve years making. He cast a young boy, Ellar Coltrane, and shot the film a few days at a time for over a decade so that he could capture how his leading actor, and the rest of his cast, aged. The film’s story simply follows a boy named Mason (Coltrane) as he progresses from age 6 to 18 and deals with the typical travails of childhood like his parents’ divorce, bad stepparents, falling in love, finding his artistic voice, and fighting with his bratty older sister.