Mason literally grows up in front of the audience’s eyes as “Boyhood” charts his childhood and adolescence with memorable tracks like Yellow by Coldplay and Deep Blue by Arcade Fire. A capsule of nostalgia about what growing up and parenting mean through Mason’s point of view. This drama, which you can watch on Movie2k, was made over a span of 12 years (we kid you not).
Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette star as the embattled parents of young Mason, played by Ellar Coltrane, and Lorelei Linklater, “Boyhood” director-writer Richard Linklater’s daughter, as his sister Samantha. “Boyhood” is like the Harry Potter series, except that we see Mason grow up in minutes in this movie streaming instead of in years as we did Harry and his juvenile buddies.
Time is what Linklater’s movie is all about and how it has a say on everything and everyone, parents and children alike. This is one movie both children and their parents must see together. To understand what life is really all about is to realize that time is fleeting and, because of how fast it flies, we should all make the most of it everyday before parents and children wake up one day not knowing – or caring – where it went.