Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, and Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater's courageously acted, epicly intimate Boyhood is a gently moving yet hugely ambitious coming-of-age tale, most notable, perhaps, for its remarkable 12-year shoot.
"Groundbreaking, award-winning drama directed by Richard Linklater and starring Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke. Filmed over a period of 12 years with the same cast members, the film begins as Olivia (Arquette) moves to Houston, Texas, with her son Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and daughter Samantha (Lorelei Linklater) after the disintegration of her marriage to the children's father (Hawke). From then on we follow Mason as he progresses from a child to a young man while dealing with his parents' divorce and the numerous other difficulties of growing up." Universal Pictures