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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.

MPAA Rating R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use.
Theatrical Release July 11, 2014
Director Richard Linklater
Cast Patricia Arquette, Ellar Salmon Coltrane, Ethan Hawke
Run Time 166
2014 IFC Films Official Movie Website

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