Wednesday, September 17, 2014
BoyHood, the Movie
We all liked it, the five of us who went to see it together. One of my friends said, "I liked it but I don't know why."
It was a different sort of movie...filmed with the same cast over the span of 12 years. It wasn't a documentary. It wasn't a story with a clear beginning, middle, climax, ending. It was maybe more like a series of visits with a cousin in another state. You see him pretty regularly each summer for a brief visit and get a bit of a snapshot for his life. You always wish him well: you're are really quite fond of him. But, you know, you do have your own life to live. And so it goes. Life.
It was an impressive undertaking and the final edit was well done. I would go to see it again. I would recommend it with two thumbs up.