Boyhood ★★★★★

There isn't much to say about "Boyhood" that hasn't already been said. It's a gamble that turned into something transcendent, something pure, something honest, something universal. While I understand an audiences' apprehension about the "coming-of-age" genre, "Boyhood" is something else that goes that genre and creates an honest film about growing up. While film's portray growing up as something sensational and how just one life event will determine your entire future and the type of person you WILL become, "Boyhood" examines the tiniest moments that shape your life. From that first note you get passed in class, to a trip to a bowling alley, to finishing 2nd in an art show, these are the moments that make you, and it's an amazing ride. "Boyhood" goes beyond film and turns into a reflection of one's self.

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