Fun, Un-fancy, Free.
Linklater puts all this time and effort, getting others to commit to his ambition. I feel bad that the final results get little more than a shrug from me. It's not the loose plot. Linklater's one of my favorite directors for capturing the immediate moment and not worrying about connecting the dots. He builds whole films around conversations and observations, of which there is plenty in Boyhood. My problem is that as Mason grows up, he becomes less interesting.