If you’ve ever watched a film and raged against how dissimilar the actor and the child actor cast to play them as a youth look – settle in and get pumped. Director Richard Linklater has taken one for the team and given 12 years of his life to create a film spanning the ‘Boyhood’ of its star.
Ethan Hawke, who plays the father of ‘Mason’ (Ellar Coltrane), said back in 2010, “I’ve seen the first cut of the first seven years and it’s definitely one of the most interesting things I have ever been a part of, no doubt…About 20 minutes, your eyes just start tearing up and you don’t even know why. It’s about the nature of time and how it’s crashing into us all.”
In the words of the film’s official synopsis: “BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.”