One of the lead horses for Best Picture. No one can deny the ambition or not be impressed that Linklater actually pulled this off.
I don’t remember who I should credit for this but I think it’s true: where you’re at in life directly impacts how you take ‘Boyhood’ in. If you’re close to having an empty nest, I think it hits you the hardest. If you’ve still got little ones at your ankles still, you’ll feel it but in a different way. And so on.
Patricia Arquette has been running away with the awards so far, that’s unlikely to change. Personally I was most impressed by Gregg Popovich with the shocking turn as the evil stepfather (I know only some of you will get that joke).
I thought it was telling the Producer’s Guild went in another direction, but we’ll know soon enough if that really means anything. Still a classic Linklater film.