ByNicholas Hassan, writer at
I am a huge anime and video game fanatic that also loves going to the movies. I am also an aspiring film director and writer.
Nicholas Hassan

As a boy going into high school, I'm one to enjoy the life I live in right now. It has ups, downs, all arounds, and you know what? That's what life was meant to be.

Which is exactly why Richard Linklater's critically-acclaimed Boyhood deserves every Oscar it got, at least in my opinion.

The film, in twelve years time, tells the story of Mason Evans Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) and his sister Samantha Evans (Lorelei Linklater) under the parentage of single mother Olivia Evans (Patricia Arquette) in Texas. (Hey, I live in Texas. Who knew?) After an argument with her ex-husband Mason Evans Sr. (Ethan Hawke), she moves the family so she can attend the University of Houston, where she meets Bill Welbrock (Marco Perella), who starts flirting with her.

The acting by every single performer was nicely done, in fact, even more than that. The script, which was reportedly developed as filming went along, is greatly integrated with the real-life scenarios in the film. Every character is relatable, even the non-important characters, because the film's representation of growing up is so real and so strong that you know this has happened before in either your life, or you know somebody who has had this lifestyle.

The film as a whole is perfect. Don't listen to the people who say it's overrated. SEE THIS FILM. NOW.


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