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trilogy perfectly illustrated, Richard Linklater is a film-maker obsessed with time - both its passing and the difficulty of ever truly capturing it on film. With the extraordinary
, the story of a young American every-boy (Ellar Coltrane), shot at intervals over 12 years with the same cast, the director comes closer than ever to achieving the impossible. Tracking Coltrane up to the age of 18, the film is told not through births, marriages and deaths but the moments in between, casually punctuated by cultural milestones like midnight Harry Potter book launches, the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the wave of optimism that swept Obama to his historic first presidential term. Elevated by fantastic performances all round - especially from Patricia Arquette as the boy's quietly heroic single mother - and told with Linklater's trademark generosity and lightness of touch,
is an epic of the everyday, as uplifting as it is universal.
A boy goes through a series of changes in his life, beginning as a six-year-old facing a reunion with his estranged father and a move to a new house. As he grows up, the youngster deals with further upheavals that shape his view of the world. Richard Linklater's drama filmed over the course of 12 years, starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke.
Cast & Crew
Professor Bill Wellbrock
Universal Pictures Int (UK)
Swearing, sexual references, drug abuse.
DVD and Blu-ray
11 Jul 2014
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