A beautiful little bauble of a period piece about patience, sacrifice and finding love. This film was a bit over the top at times (ease up on that slo-mo, Madonna) but always sensitive in its portrayal of these two heroines try to reconcile their romantic expectations with harsh realities.
A must-see for fashion junkies - lots of beautiful clothing abounds.
(part of Citizenrobot's Oscar Isaac Watching Project)
Stitched together over 11 production years, following the same set of actors, this leisurely but always engaging film guides us through the big, emotional upheavals and small, touching details of one boy's life.
I have always found it ironic and a little magical that such a Texas-Texan like Linklater makes movies that fit in with a much more European sensibility. Boyhood is a bit of cinéma vérité, dedicated to memory and the moment.
(PS sorry to have to dock it half a star for use of Coldplay - that's just wrong, yo.)