Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BoyHood, the Movie

 We watch Mason grow up through his school years right up to the time he leaves for college.  We see his sister, Samantha, leading the way.  And we see his parents, children really themselves in the beginning struggle with their own successes and failures in growing up.

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.

10 comments:

  1. I'll add it to my list of 'must sees!' Thanks for the synopsis.

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  2. I'll let David know. It might come out on Netflix eventually.

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  3. I heard it is excellent and I'm glad to get your confirmation on it. A really different type of movie.

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  4. Ok, you have sold me. I am all for the unique approach. This sounds totally different.

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  5. I will want to see it when the DVD is released.

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  6. Sounds good. I'll put it on my Netflix list.

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  7. Thank you so much for the review. I have been dying to hear some comments about the movie. Definitely on my list now.

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  8. This looks like a very interesting concept. Sometimes everyday life can be one of the most fascinating subjects.

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  9. Oddly I first though you were describing your own past events and as I read on I learned it was a movie recommendation. Perhaps I shall try to see it too?

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