Boyhood [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [2014]

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  • Release Date: 10/11/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (196 out of 216)

    Special Features


    • Collection of portraits of the cast and crew by photographer Matt Lankes, narrated with personal insights from Linklater, Arquette, Hawke, Coltrane, and producer Cathleen Sutherland
    • New audio commentary featuring Linklater and nine members of the film's cast and crew
    • New conversation between Coltrane and actor Ethan Hawke
    • New discussion featuring Linklater and actors Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane, moderated by producer John Pierson
    • New documentary chronicling the film's production, featuring footage shot over the course of its twelve years
    • New video essay by critic Michael Koresky about time in Linklater's films, narrated by Coltrane

    Synopsis


    Boyhood
    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. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette co-star as Mason's parents. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Patricia Arquette
      Patricia Arquette - Mom
    • Ethan Hawke
      Ethan Hawke - Dad
    • Ellar Coltrane
      Ellar Coltrane - Mason
    • Lorelei Linklater
      Lorelei Linklater - Samantha
    • Elijah Smith
      Elijah Smith - Tommy



    Customer rating

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    91%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Innovative Feature. Skim Special Features.

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      VandyPrice
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      Boyhood is an ode to growing up and parenting. It is a trip through nostalgia over the first decade of the new millennium. It is not about the story, but more the fleeting feelings in each moment of our lives. It is about moments in that they are constant, a promotion to inspire the idea that there are always an abundance of memories to be made. It makes one wonder why memories are vital and reasons these are what make up the relevance of our human experience. What it is about Boyhood that makes it stand out more than the "gimmick" of creating it over twelve years though is that it highlights the moments in our lives where we don't always strive towards what our ambitions reach for. Just because you don't have what you want doesn't make that time in your life wasted time, but instead a true test of your character where it hopefully does with it something that leads to an even more invigorating experience.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One-of-a-kind movie

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      SethRico
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      The new norm for movie releases is to initially market it at around $25 but for the first few days it is released it is cheaper, or in this case $20. I managed to snag it the day of the release because I'm a young college guy and this made me feel every possible nostalgic there is. Richard Linklater is really good at depicting seemingly normal life events in a creative and entertaining way, as was the case with Dazed and Confused. This is no exception, as I write this pre-Oscars, and I am fully confident that this will likely grab best picture, as well as director. If you appreciate film, and you are looking for a story that is not complicated by superheroes, fantasy worlds, or whatever the blockbuster, you should watch this right now.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Groundbreaking.

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      Wayne
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      First off, this is a LONG movie. I think the total time clocks in at almost three hours. With that being said, it was an excellent film. Granted, there was no real "Story" or plotline per say, but just showing the life of a young man through his defining years. Dealing with multiple divorces of his mom, peer pressure, step families, it was very relatable to me which made it that more enjoyable. Seeing the characters not only grow emotionally over the time period but physically made the experience that much more authentic. The Oscar win for the woman playing the mother was well deserved. Her breakdown scene at a friends house is something all parents have felt at one time or another, it just takes courage to admit it.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The year's best film

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      BagheeraMcGee
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      "Boyhood" was my favorite film of last year. The most prevalent thought I had watching it was that there were no false moments in the film and no manufactured crises to overcome. We are simply watching life unfold over 12 years as a boy becomes a young man. The performances are all superb, and Richard Linklater should be commended for having the patience and skill to create this film bit by bit for over 12 years. There are documentaries like the "7 Up" series, and fictional films such as Linklater's own "Before" trilogy which chronicle the same characters over extended periods of time, but in the span of a single film "Boyhood" is an accomplishment that we probably won't see attempted again, so savor it.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Spectacular, amazing, fantastic

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      Rallala2
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      This movie didn't need a plot; life itself was the plot of this movie. The plot is simple; it shows a 5-year old boy growing up into a young adult. The cast wasn't just talented; they were themselves - I can't believe the movie features the same cast for the course of 10 years! The film, overall, was able to make us relate to each and one of the characters by showing us what we like, how we feel, and whom we are close to. This is truly a movie to not be missed!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Film

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      MarkTeevee
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      Richard Linklater has achieved the impossible, to capture on film the life of a boy growing into a man. Critics (almost universally non-parents) may claim that the movie feels like a sequence of unconnected events. But isn't that what life is? There are no explosions or alien invasions in Boyhood, only the experiences of one kid and those people that surround him. Appreciate how fast life flies by and when you hear Patricia Arquette's speech at film's end (one which undoubtedly sealed her Best Actress Oscar win) you'll see why Boyhood won the Best Picture Golden Globe.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Art Imitating Life in 'Boyhood' and it's EPIC

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      jaysonncee
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      Boyhood is the quintessential coming-of-age film directed by Richard Linklater that is definitely a MUST-OWN FILM on all formats in this combo pack. The picture and sound transfer to BluRay is not state-of-the-art, but it's good quality for both aspects. For extras, the iTunes and Ultraviolet redemption code is still active and although you're not getting the over 2-hour featurette treatment like Paramount's recent big home video releases, like Interstellar and Transformers: Age of Extinction, but they are definitely worth it for the offered price.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Moving Slice of Life Picture

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      obi1jedi
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      This is a very personal film, made by Richard Linklater, about the universal experience of growing up in modern America. Shot over 12 years in small vignettes every year to illustrate the ups and downs of being a boy at different points in the life of the main character. We as viewers get to see his loving but separated nuclear family grow up along with him along with some other tertiary characters. It all somehow comes together into a cohesive and moving film that isn't about anything in particular but becomes a study in life.

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