Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
Director: Richard Linklater
Running Time: 195 minutes
Taking home an impressive three statues at the recent 72nd Annual Golden Globes® including Best Actress, Best Director and the coveted Best Motion Picture, the highly acclaimed Boyhood is also a top contender for the upcoming Academy Awards®, and is available to own on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital with UltraViolet..
Directed by Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, School of Rock) and starring Primetime Emmy Award® winning actress Patricia Arquette (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Medium) and three-time Academy Award® nominated Ethan Hawke (Best Writing, Best Actor in a Supporting Role), Boyhood is a one-of-a-kind trip; showcasing life through the exhilaration of childhood, the seismic shifts of a modern family and the very passage of time.
A fictional tale about the rocky terrain of childhood, Boyhood is a heartwarming drama charting the life experiences of six year-old Mason (Ellar Coltrane). Recorded with the same group of actors over a 12-year period, this epic coming-of-age film explores Mason's activities during one of life's most radically fluctuating decades.
As the story begins, dreamy-eyed grade-schooler Mason faces upheaval: his devoted, struggling single mom Olivia (Arquette) has decided to move him and older sister Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) to Houston, just as their long-absent father Mason Sr. (Hawke) returns from Alaska to re-enter their world. Thus begins life's non-stop flux. Yet through a tide of parents and stepparents, girls, teachers, bosses, dangers, yearnings and creative passions, Mason emerges to head down his own road.
The film tracks Mason through a whirl of family moves, family controversies, faltering marriages, re-marriages, new schools, first loves, lost loves, good times, scary times and a constantly unfolding mix of heartbreak and wonder. But the results are unpredictable as one moment braids into the next, entwining into a deeply personal experience of the incidents that shape us as we grow up and the ever-changing nature of our lives.
Blu-ray Special Features:
Behind the scenes featurette