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Jul 11, 2014

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Jan 06, 2015

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Richard Linklater


Patricia Arquette
Ellar Salmon Coltrane
Ethan Hawke


2014 IFC Films

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Still shot from the movie: Boyhood.

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Boyhood follows the life of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows from a child to a man. But this is not a documentary! Instead it is a fictitious story about a family (his parents are played by Patricia Arquettea and Ethan Hawke) that took 12 years to shoot -- and allowed all of the characters to age naturally.

Content Details

Why Is Boyhood Rated R?

Boyhood is rated R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Boyhood...

Adults argue with each other. Children and spouses are verbally and physically abused—a man throws things at them, threatens them and hits them. Bullying occurs, sometimes between children and sometimes between adults and children. Frightened children lock themselves in their bedrooms to avoid a drunken and abusive man. Teens play recklessly with tools at a construction site. Teens lie to their parents.

Sexual Content:
Sexual relations are implied between adults, as well as teen couples (one young couple is shown in bed together). Teens embrace and kiss. Youth engage in detailed sexual discussions using crude anatomical terms and language.

The sexual expletive and variations are used frequently. Scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions are also included. Some ethno-cultural slurs are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters drink alcohol frequently, and some characters are depicted as alcoholics. A drunken character gets a child to buy him more liquor—and the storeowner agrees to sell it to the minor. Characters smoke. Illegal drugs are used by teens (shown), and some are depicted as being high.

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The challenges of growing up are also depicted in The Way Way Back, The Mighty and The Past.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse and Sexual Language, Drug Use.
AB 14A Coarse Language.
MB 14A Coarse Language.
ON 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme.

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of Boyhood...

Boyhood releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) on January 6, 2015. Special features include:
- The 12 Year Project
- Q&A with Richard Linklater and the Cast


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