BOYHOOD by Richard Linklater

BOYHOOD by Richard Linklater

Postby jasperjoffe » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:04 pm

Am a big fan of Linklater's before the sunrise series, so was maybe hoping for too much from this. The first half was pretty good, after a while I wasn't so much impressed by the real time lapse stuff (after all aren't movies about suspending disbelief, and our imaginations mean we can believe a man playing a woman etc etc etc), and the story had an inconsistent POV, more parents than boy, and without the sense of mystery which infuses childhood. By the end I was wishing the whiny teenager boy would just shut up and the film would end.
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