In 2002, six-year-old Mason Evans, Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) and his older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) live with their single mother Olivia (Patricia Arquette) in Texas. Mason overhears Olivia arguing with her boyfriend, saying she has no free time.
Olivia moves the family so she can attend the University of Houston, complete her degree, and get professional work. In Houston, Mason’s father, Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke), takes the children bowling. When he drops them off at home, he argues with Olivia while Mason and Samantha watch from a window.
In 2004, Olivia takes Mason to one of her classes, introducing him to her professor, Bill Welbrock (Marco Perella). Olivia and Bill marry and blend their two families, including Bill’s two children from a previous marriage. Olivia continues her education and is supportive of Bill’s strict parenting style. However, Bill becomes abusive as alcoholism takes over his life. After he assaults Olivia and endangers the children, Olivia moves the family into a friend’s house and files for divorce.
In 2008, Mason Sr. learns that Samantha has a boyfriend and talks to her and Mason about contraception. He and Mason go camping at Pedernales Falls State Park. Mason and Samantha grow into their new lives in San Marcos, a town close to Austin. Olivia teaches psychology at college and marries Jim, a student and veteran of the Afghanistan/Iraq War. Mason experiments with marijuana and alcohol and receives attention from girls.
On Mason’s fifteenth birthday, Mason Sr, remarried and with a baby, takes Mason and Samantha to visit his wife’s parents. He gives Mason a suit and a mix CD of Beatles songs. His step-grandparents give him a personalized Bible and a vintage shotgun. Mason becomes interested in photography.
Mason attends a party and meets Sheena, who becomes his girlfriend. After Mason arrives home late one night from a party, Jim, who has been drinking heavily, confronts Mason about his late hours. Olivia later divorces Jim.
In 2012, Mason and Sheena visit Samantha at the University of Texas at Austin. In Mason’s senior year, he has a painful breakup with Sheena. He also wins silver in a state photography contest and is awarded college scholarship money. Mason’s family throws him a graduation party and toasts his success. Mason Sr. gives him advice about his breakup.
Planning to sell the house, Olivia asks the children to sort through their possessions. As Mason prepares to leave his mother’s new flat for college, Olivia breaks down, saying she is disappointed with life. At college, Mason moves into his dorm room. He goes hiking at Big Bend National Park with his roommate’s girlfriend, Barb, who gives him drugs, and her roommate, Nicole. Nicole and Mason talk about seizing the moment; Mason agrees that “the moment seizes us”
Boyhood is a 2014 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Richard Linklater and starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke. The film was shot intermittently over an eleven-year period from May 2002 to October 2013, showing the growth of the young boy and his sister to adulthood. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically on July 11, 2014. The film also competed in the main competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, where Linklater won the Silver Bear for Best Director. The film was declared a landmark by many notable film critics, with particular praise for its direction, acting, and scope
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